From the time our children are old enough to walk and talk, we teach them about jobs. We may not get too detailed at such a young age, but we subtly plant the idea of a career into their heads simply by picking out a Halloween costume. From the first grade on we are constantly asking them what they want to be when they grow up, and usually their answers line up with the costume they will pick out to wear that year. (more…)
Would Jesus be happy walking in your church on Sunday morning, or would He be angry? What would He find? Sleepy believers going through the routine of worship? Would He find believers there ready to engage and worship?
Jesus walked in the Temple in Jerusalem and became angry at what was going on (Mathew 21: 12-13). He found people using this sacred place to sell goods and crowded out the Gentiles from being able to worship.
Do you get frazzled and exhausted by Christmas day each year?
Are you ready for it all to just be OVER by December 15th?
Do all the events, baking and gift wrapping bring
you joy and excitement?
Depending on the day, we all fall somewhere on the above spectrum during the Christmas season. (more…)