Here’s an important distinction. “Small groups should not become a replacement for the main church meeting. If your small group becomes your church, you are missing out.”
Randy Alcorn: “One of my deepest concerns is to see men, young men in particular, who have become increasingly content with doing little in life, sometimes resulting in their wives becoming their caregiver and provider and, effectively, the sole parent of their children.”
There are many people who feel this way. “The truth is, for a long time hospitality was hard for me. I often thought that hospitality was something you only did when you were prepared and had all your ducks in a row. I thought that my home needed to be a certain size and my cooking skills up to a certain level.”
There are lots of good points in this article, but I think number 2 stands out: We all need to be perfectly content to remain unknown if God’s will is for us to be unknown. “Obscurity is not a danger to faithfulness. On the contrary, obscurity may be essential to a faithful ministry. We ought to beware of wanting to matter.”
Joe Carter explains the situation in Russia where the government has just passed laws that will greatly reduce religious freedom.
This seems like an appropriate follow-up to the previous article. As we pray for other nations, we can and should pray with faith and confidence.
This Day in 1575. 441 years ago today, reformer and Bible translator Richard Taverner, died in England. *
Writing as and for Millennials, these authors say, “For our generation, addressing Obergefell in a compelling manner requires understanding its emotionally subjective nature.”
“The Christian religion is at once the broadest and the narrowest in the world. It is a faith that admits every possible kind of person. But it admits them in only one way.”
The fellow that has no money is poor. The fellow that has nothing but money is poorer still.—Billy Sunday