The Grandest Welcome!

We welcome people because they are made in the image of God and for relationship with Him. This is why Jesus welcomed sinners (both the irreligious kind and the religious kind) to invite them into the grandest welcome of all--the welcome into right relationship with God through Jesus!

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The Inestimable Value of Discernment

Scripture notes that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of discernment (Proverbs 9:10). Ignoring this is the first step on the road to foolish. This means that as a parent I need to practice a growing reverence and submission to God. I need to teach it and create experiences that might facilitate it in my family.

Better Than a Piece of Cake

Instead of telling people life with Christ will be a "piece of cake." Let's tell them the truth. Life with Christ will involve tribulation and suffering. It likely won't get better and could very well seem to get worse. And Jesus is better still! Jesus is better than the best this world has to offer. He is worth "losing" to gain His life (Philippians 3:8).