Friday, January 20, 2017
I decided to join a local gym and asked the trainer, bearing in mind my age, how much exercise I should do and how I’ll know when to stop. He said: “You do it till your gym clothes are soaked from your exertion, you do it till it hurts and then you go on just a little bit until you cry.” OK … so I changed, went up some steepish stairs to the main gym … that had me soaked and hurting; I bent down to do up my gym shoes and that got me crying … so I was done and went home.
That’s what often happens in the absence of accountability… we give up … and perhaps get away with things we shouldn’t get away with. Accountability answers the question:
Friday, January 13, 2017
Last week we looked at “Everyday Evangelism for Everyday Christians” and today we look at Everyday Discipleship for Everyday Christians …
and I might as well say it upfront: While evangelism can be fun … discipleship is not; and, if Jesus and I can’t convince you to embrace evangelism, we will never convince you to embrace discipleship.
That’s (the pic above) about as funny as discipleship will get.
Saturday, January 7, 2017
We start our ministry at All Age Worship in 2017 with Jesus beginning His ministry: from Luke as our main gospel reading and with a short verse from Mark’s gospel. Both these readings give us a beginning point for 2017 … let’s begin where Jesus began. In both of these readings we see Jesus doing evangelism, Jesus began with evangelism. What is evangelism? Wikipedia puts it like this: