I often hear from people who feel a bit inadequate to either share their faith or teach others what they know about Christ. The phrase they use is, “Who am I to try to teach them?” That’s a humble approach to take. Yes, who are you to speak on behalf of the Creator of the world? Who are you to attempt to connect someone’s life with the the Almighty? Who are you to be so…..
Several years ago, I heard about a preacher that prepared for his sermon in a unique way. One Sunday he was to preach on the Bread of Life text (John 6). He thought of a powerful way to help the sermon stick with his congregation. He had prepared for several church members to bring their bread machines to church earlier in the morning. Forgive me for not knowing how long bread takes to bake, but…..
Would this idea work for protecting our schools? I don’t know. But here’s why I love it. We need divine creativity to help address many of the issues we are facing as families, as a church and as a nation. It’s obvious we don’t have the solutions. Lord, forgive us for always assuming we do. When we lead with divine creativity, we aren’t concerned with politics. We’re not putting blame on anyone. Divine creativity isn’t…..
Recently, I mentioned in a sermon my uneasiness when people tell me they’re not getting fed in church. To be fair, it doesn’t happen all the time. Enough, though. My point was that I’m not there to feed the church. We’re there to feast on the word together. I forgot to make this point: Everyday you go to work. Every other week or so you get a paycheck. You’d never tell your boss that you’re…..