"There is no community, no growing together in faith, no reaching out in mission, no real encouragement, and no accountability watching Osteen (or some other preacher) on TV..."
in today's world we need the real Christmas, Christmas engaged the way God intended, more than ever before.
God is constantly working on us, with us, for us, and through us. Tomorrow will not be the same as today, because we are always being recreated, and restored, and renewed in response to faith!
Companion to the idea that we ask for just "three dollars worth of God" is the truth that we are more comfortable only offering God two dollars worth of ourselves.
Being church in the wake of Sutherland Springs: are we on the defensive, or still God’s open invitation?
So who are we? Are we an invitation... or a barrier... or a lighthouse... or a gatekeeper... or a discouragement... or an ambassador...?