The Greatest Love of All

Harvey Heneveld

READ : Hebrews 2:10-18 The beautiful story of Jesus’ birth touches us deeply. For some it is because it speaks about innocence. The Christ child represents life that is pure, unsoiled by the corruption of the world. For others the story of Christ’s birth finds a response because it captures the conflict between good and evil. In Herod’s foiled attempt to destroy the newborn child, we identify with the vindica tion of the helpless over the powerful. In the virginity …

The Radience of God's Glory

Harvey Heneveld

READ : Hebrews 1:1-9 This passage teaches us important things about Jesus. It tells us that Jesus is “the radiance of God’s glory, the exact representation of his being.” When we look into the sky we see the red, round ball of the sun. Yet it is not the sun itself that we see. It is the sun’s visible rays of light that our eyes see. What the sun is inside itself cannot be seen by us. This helps us …

God's Unpredictable Order

Harvey Heneveld

READ : Matthew 1:1-18 I hope you were not put off by reading all those names. Every one of those names was a real person who lived a lifetime, just as you are now. None of these people knew their name would end up on a list in the Bible. But it did. None knew they were passing along their genetic codes which would form the body of the Messiah in the womb of Mary. But they were. None had …

Expect the Unexpected

Harvey Heneveld

READ : 2 Samuel 7:1-17 David wanted to increase God’s stature by building God a house that would enhance God’s honor. Even Nathan the prophet thought that was a good idea. While David’s intentions may have been good, God had to remind him that God’s greatness was not increased by what David thought he could do for Him. Rather than David enhancing God’s stature, God would enhance David’s stature. Rather than David establishing God’s honor in the eyes of men, …

God is Still in Control

Harvey Heneveld

READ : Micah 5:1-7 Long before Magi came from the East, long before Herod sat on his throne, long before Rome was a world power, long before Caesar issued a decree that a census be taken, God planned that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem. He planned that Caesar’s decree would place Joseph and Mary in Bethlehem. He planned that Herod’s attempt to kill the Messiah would lead the holy family to safety in Egypt. He planned that the …

Don't Let Questions Stop You

Harvey Heneveld

READ : Matthew 11:1-10 While John was in prison he heard all kinds of reports about Jesus. Rather than rely on rumors, John sent some of His disciples directly to Jesus to ask Jesus his questions. Jesus invited John’s messengers to stay with Him for a while and then report back to John what they themselves heard and saw. Everybody has some questions about Jesus. Even John did. There are some things about Jesus that are hard to understand, such …