It’s been a few weeks since I did one of these (sorry y’all). Let’s get to it!
A gospel-centered church makes that not just a spiritual slogan but her spiritual blood. A gospel-centered church is not aiming to be the nicest church in town. That’d be nice. A gospel-centered church is not aiming to be the most popular church in town. That’d be cool. A gospel-centered church is not aiming to be the smartest church in town. That’d be okay.
When we think about courage, we think about stepping into the unknown. And taking risks. And abandoning all else. It’s true in the secular world, as we laud those who quit their jobs and mortgage their lives to start a new business. Or when someone chooses to pursue their dreams even if it doesn’t make sense. The same thing is true, to an extent, in the Christian world. Courage is about leaving. It’s about leaving a career for another one, leaving a way of life for another one, leaving something you find yourself stuck in for what might be. Courage is about chasing the elusive dream because, so the line of thinking goes, that dream has been put inside you by God.
A recent video in the 99 in :99 series we’re doing at The Gospel Project:
Our family doesn’t do worship perfectly and is constantly finding different ways to implement it and new resources to use. There is no one way to lead your family in worship; every family has to figure out what works best for them. However, we should all strive to be intentional with our kids’ spiritual education.
We want to introduce important theological concepts, knowing that kids might not understand everything all at once. But our hope is that when they go through the curriculum a second time (when they’re young kids), they’ll already have a base and some of it will be familiar. By the third time through (when they’re older kids), they will have it down.