With the holidays in full swing, one of the greatest lessons you can learn to practice is: “you can be right or you can be in relationship.” Take this important lesson and apply it not only to holiday meals with that uncle with the crazy politics or theology, but also apply it to your everyday interactions at work and on social media.
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This is a story for those who have tried church, and turned away. This is a story for those who have been hurt by the church, and for those in love with the bride. What lies in the words below is a story of life, ministry, and loneliness, and our need for each other. This is a story for all of us, because we are THE Church.
This originally started as a proposed one-article response to a reader request, but as it began to unfold the Lord has seen fit to extend it into now the third piece in this article series. Thus far we have discussed why God hates idolatry and the 8 most popular idols in America. Today let’s discuss the final step in the process: how to break free from and destroy the idols in your life. We can discuss the why and the what all day long, but without a how it is meaningless.
Idolatry is a most poisonous sin. The habits and creations slowly climb their way up the ladder of your life seeking and absorbing attention. Sometimes we willingly participate in their ascent to the throne of idol in our lives, while others creep slow enough that we never realize their ascended position until it’s too late.
The idol worship we read about in the Old Testament and that which we see today in our modern Western society look completely different. It doesn’t matter if we filter it through the lens of the past or the present; the fact is God hates idol worship all the same; but why?
How do we treasure traditions of old, while embracing the emerging future? We speak from both sides of our mouth, if you will. We must live in surround sound. Listening to the echoes of the past, while leaning in to hear the whispers of tomorrow. We hold treasures in one hand & grasp for the future with the other. We walk boldly with the Lord, to beautifully blend it together in the biosphere of our lives.
Look around you. Technology is everywhere. From ovens with WiFi, to home security controlled from you cell phone, and even cars that park themselves. It’s seems like everyday some new incredible technological advancement is on the market to make our lives interesting or easier. There are certain technologies that used to be only seen in movies, but are quickly on the rise. How will the Church utilize virtual reality and augmented to help advance the Kingdom?
Hudson’s Trials & Triumphs
Hey friends, this month I am partnering with Hudson’s Trials & Triumphs to help raise funding for his needed kidney transplant. Hudson Ryle Schrank was born 3-13-16 via emergency c-section at 35+5. Lack of oxygen caused acute renal failure and is on peritoneal dialysis (PD), and he will be needing a kidney transplant.
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