Posts with the tag “christmas”

Advent: Dec. 08 // Faith Alone in Christ Alone
December 8th, 2022
Ephesians 2:8-10 provides one of the clearest explanations in the entire Bible as to how we are transformed when we place our faith in Jesus Christ: we are “saved,” we become a “new creation,” and we ...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Advent: Dec. 07 // Obedience
December 7th, 2022
As I sit here listening to the song Mary, Did You Know?, I am led to think about the moment when Gabriel came to deliver news to Mary. I envision her in the kitchen, doing her normal evening routine, ...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Advent: Dec. 06 // The One Behind Everything
December 6th, 2022
Faith is a biblical concept that is described in scripture but it is not defined. To be defined, faith needs to have evidence that establishes a fact or the truth. We are able to discover the truth on...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Advent: Dec. 05 // Choose to Believe
December 5th, 2022
In 1981, the rock group Journey had a massive hit called Don’t Stop Believin'. The writer of the song, Jonathan Cain, felt called to music but was struggling, barely making it. On a call with his dad,...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Advent: Week Two // Faith
December 4th, 2022
During this season of Christmas, we are bombarded with the celebration and culture of Christmas that tells us to Believe. It is very materialistic. It is a belief that if you wish for it, you will get...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Advent: He Has Come – Part 2 [Notes]
December 4th, 2022
The word “Advent” is used to describe the season leading up to Christmas. It’s a time where we remember Christ’s first coming and grow our expectation of His second; it’s a time of great hope and prom...  Read More
by Jamie Huggins
Advent: Dec. 02 // New Life is Coming
December 2nd, 2022
As an artist, much of my time is spent trying to think creatively. One doesn’t have to look far to be inspired by what God has designed — I’m constantly blown away by the depth of creativity that exis...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Advent: Dec. 01 // There is Hope
December 1st, 2022
Christmas is a time of year when many of us reflect, myself included. And sometimes, during those moments of reflection, our joyful celebrations are accompanied by feelings of sadness and weariness, a...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Advent: Nov. 30 // Christmas is About the Cross
November 30th, 2022
Our family loves traditions and making memories, especially at this time of year. Our annual Christmas “bucket list” includes several things, like baking and decorating Christmas cookies, driving arou...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Advent: Nov. 29 // Hold on to Hope
November 29th, 2022
While the first whispers of a Savior sent from God were uttered in Genesis 3, they were not the last. God continued to reveal more and more about who the Messiah would be, where He would come from, an...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Advent: Nov. 28 // His Name is Jesus
November 28th, 2022
2022 is coming to an end. As we look to the next four weeks — the Advent season — my prayer is that we listen carefully, as the God of the Universe speaks to us through His Word. This first week of Ad...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Advent: Week One // Hope
November 27th, 2022
Often when we think of hope, we think of unsubstantiated optimism. However, that is not what the Bible means when it talks about Hope. That is not what our God offers us. He presents us with a much mo...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Advent: He Has Come – Part 1 [Notes]
November 27th, 2022
Type your new text here. Today's Takeaway // Our hope is in Jesus. Hope What is hope?  Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love—but the greatest of these is love.– 1 Corinthians 13:13 (CSB)  Hope...  Read More
by Jamie Huggins
Advent: Introduction
November 9th, 2022
The celebration of Advent is possible only to those who are troubled in soul, who know themselves to be poor and imperfect, and who look forward to something greater to come. –Dietrich Bonhoeffer The ...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Christmas with The Ridge [Devo]
December 29th, 2021
Going Deeper | Christmas with The Ridge: Be Still —“Be still, and know that I am God.” - Psalm 46:10 The Holiday season can be wonderful. However, it is often full, typically in the exhausting sense o...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
The Angels Sing - Part 4 [Devo]
December 23rd, 2021
Going Deeper with the Message | The Angels Sing – Part 4 | Gloria!—I grew up in a church that put on a children’s Christmas pageant every year. We dressed up in robes and headscarves and carried a bab...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
The Angels Sing - Part 3 [Devo]
December 15th, 2021
Going Deeper with the Message | The Angels Sing – Part 3O Holy Night—O Holy Night, a night set apart for sacred use. That is what we see in so many Christmas cards. The artists are giving their vision...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
The Angels Sing - Part 1 [Devo]
December 1st, 2021
Going Deeper  | The Angels Sing – Part 1The Angels Sing—Christmas time is here! I love Christmas music, especially the carols. My family would take drives to see the Christmas lights and sing many car...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson