Our orders are to take up the armor of God, to stand firm, and we do this through a peace-making Gospel and a faith that shields.
My kids were essentially sick for the entire month of January. I cleaned up more vomit in that month than I have in a lifetime, and it’s a miracle our son didn’t end up in the hospital due to dehydration.
Those who trust Christ are able to have joy and celebrate in Him because He has dealt with their deepest and greatest need.
It’s easy to be all mushy gushy at Christmas with the baby Jesus. Christmas is a cultural holiday that nine out of ten Americans celebrate. Americans marvel at a baby in a manager, but we cringe at a Christ on a cross.
During this season, let’s be more than just “good Americans” who eat turkey, watch football, and say a token Thanksgiving prayer before the festivities. Our thankfulness is rooted deeper than our citizenship; it’s born out of our rebirth!
500 years is a long time. Enough time to forget the meaning and significance of certain events. It’s also the right time. The right time to remember and consider the meaning and significance of certain events.
Celebrating communion together as a congregation is our opportunity to corporately reaffirm our gratitude for Christ’s death on our behalf, testify to His ongoing work in our lives, and give us a taste of eternity with Him.
The reality of the Gospel is that our cross is not burning, but that it’s bleeding. The bloody cross of Christ is where God and man meet and where we become one with our brothers and sisters from all backgrounds.
Given the challenges in evangelism, I’m thankful for training opportunities like StreetWise at Urban Hope, which serves to help give a passion for sharing Christ with others and equipping participants to do so with confidence.
Our vision at Grace includes New Life, New Growth, New Leaders, and New Churches. We love having college interns around and it is one way we seek to fulfill this call of investing in new leaders.