This Sunday, more than most, the heat is on to get the meaning right, hit our stride, and
step up to the plate. The Sunday before Christmas is not the time to come away with less
than the best we have to offer. Between this morning's service and this evening's service
there will be two of the chances that we might get during the whole year to connect with
some people. Do you feel the pressure mounting? Of course, just because one has two
shots at it does not mean that the average preacher is all that comfortable. If anything, it
Are you paying attention? Or are you paying attention to the wrong stuff? A voice that sounds a lot like Wisdom as we met her in Proverbs begs us to learn from past experience, so as not to spend money when we can get free stuff. The first generation liberated from Egypt died in the desert because they didn’t learn. And when the people pointed with oohs and ahhs towards current events, Jesus asked them to learn from the past to recognize that some things are not as significant as the eternal choices.
The government has finally woken up to the fact that the health of our children in this country is threatened by their food. For two generations, since World War II, food has become increasingly processed and the era of the fast food meal is well and truly with us.
Karen hates church. She feels it's a place where people are brainwashed. She thinks the people who go to church are weak, looking for a crutch in sermons that tell them how to behave. Karen clearly has an issue with established religion.