To the average American, Christmas can easily become more about gifts, food, and festivities than about Christ. The message of Jesus and the gospel is easily misplaced among all the other things we think about amid celebratory excitement.

In 2018, Americans are projected to spend $721 billion on Christmas alone! This figure covers expenditures for gifts, food, decorations, and travel. 

Today, I urge you to consider this monumental question: In this season, is your focus me-centered or Christ-centered? 

Are you more excited about receiving gifts or about generously sharing with others and giving the gospel, the greatest gift the world has ever known?

Every family celebrates differently. Some families give Christmas gifts. Some don’t. However, no matter how we go about it, we should uplift Christ in everything, as we celebrate the advent of the Savior of the world. 

His coming coming provided atonement for our sins, as He, the Great Hight Priest and the once-for-all sacrifice, secured eternal redemption for us. 

The birth, life, death, and resurrection of Christ meant all the difference for our eternal destiny. But it doesn’t stop there. The advent of Christ continually transforms the lives of those who have received the gospel.

Those who know Christ as Savior and Lord should live in light of His salvation. During the Christmas season, everything we do and say should point to Christ, the gospel, His unchanging Word, and its authority over every aspect of our lives. 

The Exciting Christmas Announcement! 

Many of you have followed along the past eleven months as we launched and continued joshuabontrager.com. Today, we are grateful that the Lord is allowing us to launch a store, stocked with resources that equip the Christian and build the family.

If you’re searching for Christ-centered gifts to give this Christmas, or if you would like to support our ministry, please check out the options below! To celebrate, we’re offering free shipping through Sunday, December 16.

We’re so excited about our first product! We compiled and expanded 6 articles that I wrote on this topic, complete with an introduction, conclusion, and scripture index. The Questions for Discusion and Reflection make it perfect for reading and discussing as a family. Mothers, fathers, siblings, and children will find inspiration in this concise guide. 

Woven throughout, you will discover timeless Bible truths intertwined with real-life stories and lessons gleaned from my childhood experiences as a fifth-child born in a family of twelve. 75 PAGES.
Are you ever discouraged by the lack of manliness and chivalry in today’s generation? Her Knight in Shining Armor challenges to young men to retain the principles of character and chivalry, to remain pure in an impure world, and to rely upon God that He will provide for each of them the custom-made helpmeet they need.

This book by my friend Caleb Garraway great encouraged me while I was a single man seeking purpose and preparing for marriage and life. Let this book prepare you to become the young man God wants you to be. 140 PAGES. 
If you’re a young man, you need to read Her Knight in Shining Armor, and if you’re a young lady, you will greatly benefit from It’s Not That Complicated. This book handles the thorny questions surrounding guy/girl relationships.
Ever been confused about friendships with boys? How to handle crushes? How friendly is too friendly? How close is too close? What to do when a guy is being way too friendly? What guys think about all this? What it means to be a “sister, in all purity”? Learn the answers to these and many more, in this humorous, hopeful, and helpful book.
 259 PAGES.
The Bontrager Family Singers (of which I am a part) have traveled the United States, Canada, and Mexico for fifteen years, sharing the love of Christ and encouraging families. Our music includes a wide variety of vocal arrangements and musical styles, featuring our own accompaniment of banjo, guitar, dobro, bass guitar, violins, piano, mandolin, and harmonica. In these 12 songs, you will enjoy rich family harmony and toe-tapping instrumental arrangements. Recorded in 2017.
As the old saying goes, “birds of a feather flock together.” My wife grew up singing hymns with her family. Today, her family, the Bowers Family Singers continue to blend tight family harmony with timeless, inspirational, classics. These hymns of the faith will quiet your soul, calm your mind, and revive your heart with joy, peace, and hope. They will remind you of the glorious hope of heaven and our Lord Jesus Christ, who makes all the difference here on earth.
I watched this important documentary soon after it released in 2010. Like many Americans, I once thought Communism was dead. That is, until until I discovered that it is alive and well in America, impacting our lives in countless ways. Join Curtis Bowers for a fascinating look at the people and groups that have successfully targeted America’s morality and freedom in their effort to grind America down.
Winner of the $101,000 Grand Prize for “Best of Festival” (SAICFF). 90 MINUTES.
When filmmaker Curtis Bowers hit the road in 2010 with his film AGENDA, people began to wake up. AGENDA became one of the best selling independent documentaries of all time, and grass roots America finally had a tool to connect the dots.
Join Curtis Bowers as he heads out again to expose the Masters of Deceit and their purposeful, premeditated, treasonous attacks on our freedom. 85 MINUTES.
And finally, wear this t-shirt to wear and share the truth with others.


Merry Christmas friends! May we never forget Christ who is the reason for the season!

We hope you’re as excited about these resources as Wallace is! Check out the store here!

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1 Comment

John · December 18, 2018 at 7:59 pm

It is easy to get our focus off the real meaning of Christmas. Thank you for the encouraging reminder. Congratulations on starting up your store! Looking forward to my order arriving. Merry Christmas!

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