Keeping your eye on the ball and holding the line in the ministry can be a difficult thing. Staying faithful to the task to which the Lord has called you can be difficult because people tend to celebrate different things to those things which the
“Sheep without a shepherd” is an apt description of the nation of Israel that Jesus came upon. Politically—and most importantly, spiritually—the chosen nation of God was in a mess. For the majority, their relationship with God was merely skin-deep. They merely went through the motions
“Glorious things of thee are spoken, Zion, city of our God!” These lyrics are lifted from a wonderful hymn by John Newton. Sadly, even though it is often sung in churches, most who sing it are unaware what it means. It was written to magnify
Christmastime is loved and celebrated around the world. In the southern hemisphere, this usually means warm weather, an extended break from work or school, time for family and home maintenance, lots of eating and, of course, gift-giving. There is nothing wrong with any of this.