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Our church is not special. There! I said it. It is a bit jarring, isn’t it? Realistically, almost everyone thinks of their own church as ‘special’. We like to validate our fellowship, our ministries, our experience at church and our leadership, and so the sense of being ‘special’ certainly puts us near the top of the hill, if not king of the mountain. We suspect we are smarter, better, more worthy than other brethren, even more loved by God. Sometimes we might wonder about those poor brothers and sisters who don’t come to our church but go to other churchesContinue Reading »
Most sincere believers in Christ have the desire to grow spiritually, and there are many paths on which this might take the Christian. We all make resolutions to possibly pray more, study more, listen to Christian music, have a greater commitment to church and ministry, deepen our friendships with other believers, or pay more attention to our lifestyle. These are all important pursuits and are an advantage to us in our Christian walk. Yet at its beginning, the desire to grow spiritually means becoming more like Christ.Continue Reading »
Christmas is one of those holidays that still seems to echo truth even in our culture. The whole world in many ways stands still and at least takes time to consider many good things. But as the world looks back to that first Christmas, certainly society at that time paid little attention to the events going on in Bethlehem. The innkeeper had a “no vacancy” sign posted, and Mary and Joseph had to settle on the edge of town where the animals were kept.Continue Reading »