If we know that we need to fix our eyes upon Jesus, that there’s scarcely anything more important than trusting him, and if we believe that we can’t do what God has asked without Jesus, then why don’t we keep our eyes fixed upon him? Perhaps I’m making an incorrect assumption that most of us don’t keep our eyes firmly fixed on Christ, so let me speak for myself. I don’t.

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Responding to Christmas

You might think Christmas is one of the easiest days to preach. The material is generally predetermined. I imagine the majority of preachers will preach on, you know, the Christmas story, being that it’s Christmas and all. The birth of Jesus is one of the most prolific and momentous events in human history, and it makes sense that we’d focus on it at least once a year as a church. But if we’re to focus on the same narrative, the same sections of Scripture once a year on whatever Sunday is nearest Dec. 25, should we just recycle the same old sermon every year?

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Facebook gods

It’s nice to see so much mention of God on Facebook. Sometimes.

I don’t mind seeing expressions of faith from my friends and family, but sometimes what I read gives me pause.

A few days ago, I saw an image making the rounds. I don’t remember what the picture was, but the words caught my attention.

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