Mark Driscoll

  • How You Can Face Foolish and Evil People With Spirit’s Wisdom

    How You Can Face Foolish and Evil People With Spirit’s Wisdom

    We have all had the painful experience of someone wrongly judging us or not understanding us, and as a result, our relationship with them suffers or is severed. Additionally, we all have had the painful experience of thinking we knew someone and trusting them, only to find—much to our misery—that they were not the person

  • Want to Mature in Christ? Here’s What Jesus Says Matters Most

    Want to Mature in Christ? Here’s What Jesus Says Matters Most

    Love. It’s a little word with big implications. When we were kids in school, teachers taught us that we need food, water, air and shelter to live. But we also need love. Without love, we literally die. Some years ago, beautiful medical facilities were built to house newborn orphans. They provided the infants with a

  • 2 Key Prophetic Words for Baby Jesus

    2 Key Prophetic Words for Baby Jesus

    Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. It was revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. Led by the

  • The Spiritual Significance of Ancient Hebrew Baby Dedications

    The Spiritual Significance of Ancient Hebrew Baby Dedications

    And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”) and to offer a sacrifice

  • The Good News of Jesus Is for Everybody

    The Good News of Jesus Is for Everybody

    “And then an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were very afraid” (Luke 2:9). “But the angel said to them, ‘Listen! Do not fear. For I bring you good news of great joy’ (Luke 2:10a). The Good News of Jesus is personal; in

  • Why the 4 Other Non-Christian Worldviews Fall Short

    Why the 4 Other Non-Christian Worldviews Fall Short

    Suddenly there was with the angel a company of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, and good will toward men” (Luke 2:13-14). Besides Christianity, there are four predominant worldviews that compete for allegiance: Atheism declares that there is no God. The inevitable conclusion of

  • 3 Things This Angelic Announcement Tells Us About Jesus’ Identity

    3 Things This Angelic Announcement Tells Us About Jesus’ Identity

    But the angel said to them, “Listen! Do not fear. For I bring you good news of great joy, which will be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord (Luke 2:10-11). There’s a lot for us to learn from this

  • How to Approach the Bible’s Most Famous Story With New Eyes

    How to Approach the Bible’s Most Famous Story With New Eyes

    And in the same area there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And then an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were very afraid. But the angel said to them, “Listen! Do not fear. For I

  • A Glorious Angelic Announcement for an Unlikely Audience

    A Glorious Angelic Announcement for an Unlikely Audience

    And in the same area there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And then an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were very afraid. But the angel said to them, “Listen! Do not fear. For I

  • 3 Ways Jesus Is Like Us But Unlike Us

    3 Ways Jesus Is Like Us But Unlike Us

    But the angel said to them, “Listen! Do not fear. For I bring you good news of great joy, which will be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign to you: You will find

  • 4 More Common Misconceptions About Jesus Becoming Human

    4 More Common Misconceptions About Jesus Becoming Human

    She [Mary] gave birth to her firstborn son [Jesus]. (Luke 2:7) Today, we conclude answering some of the most common questions regarding God entering history as the man Jesus Christ. Did Jesus cease to be God when he became a man? No, he did not. Jesus proclaims his deity throughout the gospels, and Jesus’ opponents

  • 3 Common Misconceptions About Jesus Becoming Human

    3 Common Misconceptions About Jesus Becoming Human

    “Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign: The virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” (Isa. 7:14). When they describe the theological significance of Jesus’ birth, theologians like to use a particular word: incarnation. It comes from the Latin meaning, “in the flesh.” Incarnation refers to the

  • Why It Matters That the Bible Mentions Augustus Caesar

    Why It Matters That the Bible Mentions Augustus Caesar

    “In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the entire inhabited earth should be taxed” (Luke 2:1). The opening sentences of Luke 2 demonstrate the author’s great attention to historical detail. Luke introduces us to Augustus Caesar, who was ruling at the time that Jesus was born. Augustus Caesar was a very

  • The Deeper Significance of the Name ‘Immanuel’

    The Deeper Significance of the Name ‘Immanuel’

    In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the

  • Have You Raised Your Holy Spirit Sail?

    Have You Raised Your Holy Spirit Sail?

    And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Highest; for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways, to give knowledge of salvation to His people by the remission of their sins, through the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise from on high has visited us;

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