Lent is often misunderstood to be just about things we are giving up or abstaining from for a season.
The way God worked in Advent is a picture of the way God always works in the world.
If the Old Testament had it’s own Twitter account, the trending topic every day would read #idolatry. In fact, I wager that if you were to crack open your Bible at any place you’d have a fair chance of finding a verse addressing this topic.
What God expects for you to do is lay the ground work spiritually, be praying for your family, be serving your family by putting your desires beneath theirs… and leading by serving.
For many of us, especially those who grew up in the South, we likely can’t remember a time when we weren’t at church every week. But we still must answer: why gather?
Growing up a church kid, I didn't see repentance as a good thing. Avoiding sin was better than needing to repent.
Think of evangelism like a road trip. Every trip you take has a beginning and an end. You determine your route not only by your destination, but also by your point of origin.