Advent is an incredible opportunity to reset your focus and meditate on the truth of God’s word more than the issues you face and the anxieties you feel. Lift your eyes off this current cultural moment, not to ignore it and pretend it does not exist, but so that that you can see it in light of Christ.
Im not a great reader but each year I attempt to read 1-2 books a month. Here are my top ten reads from 2019 in no particular order.
They began to celebrate what C. S. Lewis calls ‘the grandest miracle of all time’, the incarnation of God, the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas was birthed out of a pagan context but it was not pagan. It was Christian. Christians decided to Redeem a date, 25th of December and honour the birth of our saviour, not Mithras or any other pagan God. Christmas was sacred not secular.
In western cultural terms, Kanye is a big deal. He’s famous. He’s rich. He’s an influencer, and now he’s a self-proclaimed Christian, something that has split the Christian community. this is not a post relating to his music or theologically musings. It’s a post regarding how we as Christians should respond when a celebrity figure publicises their faith in Jesus.
If you genuinely pray to your Father in Heaven and ascribe to him his due adoration you will never leave the throne room unchanged in your heart.
We are called to live like Jesus, the one who was full of ‘grace and truth’ (John 1:14-17). We are to live within the difficult tension of being faithful to Christ while sharing that truth of our hope in Christ with gentleness and respect.
Our minds are frazzled, our hearts are pounding, our bodies are breaking, our relationships are strained, our sleep is declining, our quality of work is suffering, and our joy is fleeting.
Use whatever God places in your hands, to serve those he puts in your life.
Here are my Top 10 books for 2018. Not in order of enjoyment but in the order I read them. Martin Luther: The man who Rediscovered God and changed the … Continue reading My Top 10 Reads of 2018
Whatever it is you busy yourself with, learn how to connect that activity to eternity.
Consider the lengths God has gone to make you his own. Focus on Him. Make Him the centre of your thoughts, and He will transform the way you feel about yourself. Ponder the majesty of Christ, and allow your life to sit against the backdrop of an incredible God that loves you and gave his life for you. It will change how you view and feel about yourself.
However you and your family decide to participate this weekend. Please prayerfully consider all aspects of the Christian faith and how you can love your neighbour, be a great witness and bring glory to God.