Gospel Links for Gospel Culture (12/21)
“Gospel Links for Gospel Culture” is a weekly round-up of content to encourage you in your faith and ministry.
With our CEO’s retirement fast approaching, this is a helpful article allowing us all to get some perspective on just how much he’s been a part of in the last 13 years.
This is our ultimate accountability. Let’s get ready. Let’s live with purpose. Let’s live in repentance. Let be aware, moment by moment, that right now counts forever. What we think, what we say, what we feel, what we do and don’t do—we matter. We matter to Christ. We will matter forever. And very soon we will “report in.”
Tis the season for extra activities, endless shopping lists, and out-of-control eating because we’re all so stressed from the formerly mentioned activities. Come December 26th, we’ll be more than ready to get back to our normal routine and excited for the new year ahead. High on the priority list for most Christ-followers is to read the Bible more. Many will start reading through the Bible with great enthusiasm, but fizzle out before the next page in the calendar is turned.
For many parents right now watching their kids slowly transition away from the church, it can be all too common to experience feelings of confusion, fear, and a lingering sense of failure. Parents often blame themselves for their child’s poor decision-making long after they leave the home.
Every year at this time as we celebrate the birth of baby Jesus to the virgin Mary, I don’t suppose it occurs to too many merrymakers that what they’re really celebrating is the Incarnation. All of the other miracles are in service of that central miracle: God became man. And in becoming, through Spiritual conception, the man Jesus of Nazareth, the Word of God did not cease to be God. Baby Jesus, from the moment of conception to the straw habitation of the manger, was fully God and fully man. That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.
The Gospel Project’s editorial team contributed to this post. Photo: Pixabay