He’s with you through the pain. He comforts you in the waiting. When you’re anxious about your future, He gives you courage. As you climb the mountain, He keeps you safe in His arms.
“You should have no other gods before me” is a direct command from God. While we may not have physical idols in our houses or places of worship anymore, there are all kinds of “gods” we worship in our culture.
We are living between two advents: the incarnation and the second coming of Jesus. This Advent series explores how we should live in this “in-between.” How do we live in light of Jesus’s ministry while waiting
The American church is very similar to a campfire. We envision ourselves sitting around enjoying it, basking in its warmth, and enjoying the company of good friends and family… but life gets in the way so we never really make it happen. Then when we do make time for it, the fire doesn’t seem as warm or bright as we imagined it to be. But Christianity was never meant to be a bonfire, something we sit around and watch. It’s designed to be a wildfire.