One of my comments in this weekend’s message, Interesting Places to Worship, was that we, as God’s people, should stop going to church. We considered the story from Daniel 3 of Shadrach, Meschach and Abednego. You may remember that the three young men were threatened by King Nebuchadnezzar because they did not bow down and worship his over-sized golden statue. There defense was no defense at all. They just weren’t going to worship anyone or anything…..
You’ve seen our bumper stickers and bookmarks. Oh, don’t forget our doormats and Facebook posts. So, obviously, you know that us Christians like to share Bible verses. It’s an extremely common thing. We’re used to it, and we know you expect it. That’s why we do it even if you don’t ask us to. We know your heart. Another common place I’ve seen Bible verses referenced is in cards. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, get…..
I told this story in my message last Sunday: A pastor visited a couple at their home. They enjoyed good conversation and a wonderful dinner. When the pastor left, the wife turned to her husband and said, “He stole my good spoon.” “No, he didn’t,” her husband replied. The wife kept this to herself for the next year, until the pastor was able to join them again for dinner. As they took their seats to…..
Recently, I was asked to help build engagement around an existing Facebook page. If you don’t know, one of the first stats to look at when it comes to evaluating a Facebook page is the number of page LIKEs. The page I was asked to contribute to had approximately 345–a very modest number. My first goal was to reach 400 by the end of the weekend. It didn’t happen. In fact, the page barely got to…..
It can be one of those difficult things about our faith in God. A psalmist declares, “Oh Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I plead my case to you, and watch.” Psalm 5:3 Did you catch it? Most of us understand the need to pray, and that we should pray to God. A lot of us even do it in the morning to get it over with (snark). But it’s…..