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“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.” (Ephesians 2:8 NKJV) What is Favor? Favor is defined as an act of kindness, support, or an approval that is granted beyond what is expected or even deserved. God granted to us the most precious gift we could ever receive – the gift of salvation. The Favor of God Will Save You. “Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:1 NKJV). John: 3:16 and 1 John 3:16 tell us that God…

“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,” Matthew 2:1 Although the Wise Men are often included in Nativity scenes and in pictures of Christmas, we know that they did not visit a baby in a manger. When they arrived in Bethlehem, Joseph and Mary were living in a house and Jesus was nearing two years old. This Christmas many of us drove a long distance to be with our family for Christmas. We were willing to spend hours on the road…

“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” I Thessalonians 5:18 One morning I was changing the sheets on my bed and as I was tucking the fitted sheet under the mattress, I began to think of how we used to only have flat sheets on our beds. No matter how carefully we tucked them in as we made the bed, we would often wake up in the night to find them pulled out and we were lying on the mattress. At home I shared the bed with two sisters, so…