Many Christians have been burned by churches and some have chosen to abandon church altogether. But scripture is clear that Jesus loves The Church, and desires to see believers gathering together in local churches. There are no lone wolf Christians in the New Testament. Even if you never darken the door of another church building, you need a fellowship of believers to gather with as The Church. Rather than turn our backs on the very Church Christ calls his Bride, we can take a redemptive posture towards church culture and help make his bride healthy and ready for his return.
It's the most wonderful time of the year we are told. But that cheery greeting hurts to hear for many who are not having a wonderful time right now.The house church member who just lost his mom to cancer
The mom who faces the third Christmas without her daughter
The resettled refugee who isn't sure their family made it out of Aleppo
The son who is estranged from his family
The family that isn't sure how they will pay for heat this month, let alone presents
The father who watches helplessly as his child is sick, unsure if this will be the last Christmas
The reminders of all the loss and pain of Christmas past
The darkness can be enveloping this time of year, longing for the Light to shine.
I’ve written before about how to take discipleship out of the coffee shop and into our everyday lives. While this is...
Discipleship can be quite the buzzword sometimes. We all want to be discipled, we know that we should be discipling, we see the value of discipleship in building missional communities and yet actually living out the discipleship model often feels elusive.
When we know a family that is grieving we often want to help but feel paralyzed not knowing what to do. While trained therapists can provide insight into how to help grieving families, the experts on how to help are the grieving families themselves. Today's post is from one such family, and what they have found to be things that people can do that actually helps.