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It takes a fairly secure minister to preach against gluttony only days before Thanksgiving. This past Sunday our congregation wondered whether our priest planned it that way or if his sermon series on the seven deadly sins just happened to fall out that way.
Really, is there ever a good time to talk about eating as a sin?
Things got particularly meddlesome when Father Cliff pointed a finger...Read More at Think Christian
Being thankful is a witness. In his psalms King David wanted to tell everyone how great God is! The occasion of bringing the ark of the covenant to Jerusalem was no exception. David wanted everyone to join in the celebration of praise.
David’s psalm is long and rich. It sparks our praise for a wide variety of things:
- for God’s wonderful acts and his holy name (vv. 9-10).
- for God’s strength, “miracles, and the judgments he pronounced” (v. 12).
- that God “remembers his covenant forever” (v. 15).
- for God’s protection when his people were vulnerable...
As December quickly approaches, many churches are well into finalizing their Christmas plans. Whether you’re finishing up your plans, or getting a late start, here are a few areas to consider.
Traditions matter. Individual churches celebrate Christmas in their own unique ways. Traditions may...Read More at ChurchJuice.reframemedia.com
It seems our world and our culture is in chaos. Morals are subjective; right and wrong is in the eye (or opinion) of the beholder. Our need today is identical to Israel's need at Mt. Sinai. We need to hear, from an authoritative source, both who God is and what he demands of us. Join our Groundwork...Read More at GroundWork
Gratitude is an antidote to discontent. Practicing gratitude means seeing the blessings God has given us rather than complaining about everything we don't have--are we grateful for a glass half full or annoyed for a glass half-empty? Our choice of outlook makes a difference in our overall satisfaction!
We may spend a lot of energy pursuing a problem-free life, but Jesus reminds us in John 16:33,...Read More at Family Fire