The presence of God's spirit makes a difference about how people feel and react within a congregation. How does this happen?
We are going to talk a bit about "Updating Your Status" as a follower of Christ -- you know...that church-stuff!
Resolutions and plans have been made for self improvement and personal development. Plans that will surely change our lives.
Christmas songs, like all our songs, are full of theological statements.
God is with you. You are not alone. No matter your circumstances.
One of the foundations of our faith is that there is hope, joy, love and peace that can happen in this world every day and every where.
This gift is one we have received that we certainly did not deserve and sometimes may not appreciate......God's love for us through Jesus Christ.
As people of faith, we can either be blinded by the glitz and splendor or be the light of hope and promise. It is all a matter of perspective!
What is it about these stories that entice us to read them and sing them and act them and reimagine them again and again?
Getting ready to wait for some seems more like an oxymoron than a stance for a follower of Christ.