I find today a significant interest in health and fitness of the human body. We live in a culture marked by people who exercise, ride bikes, climb 14’ers, play sports and workout with a personal trainer… all in the interest of a fit body. Since the human body is a unified whole, it is never more fit and healthy than its many and various parts.
The idea of “inviting our neighbors to find a home in Christ” is one that constantly excites and challenges me, and one which really should impact every move we make as a church. One of our greatest opportunities for realizing this is about to happen, and I’d love to see us all get behind it.
Teaching through our Aspen Ridge Statement of Faith has been rewarding. After some five weeks, we have covered a Biblical doctrine of God’s Word, God’s Trinity and the persons of the Godhead. However, I was not prepared for what God was going to do the weekend of February 7-8.
“Oh, so you’re a prophet! Well, tell me this: Our ancestors worshiped God at this mountain, but you Jews insist that Jerusalem is the only place for worship, right?”
Do you feel alone? Do you feel like your world is closing in on you? In the midst of the kids and their activities, do you feel a growing sense of distance with your spouse? Or maybe something more dramatic has happened that undermines trust with your husband or wife?