Do you come to our gathered worship service expecting God to speak to you through his Word? We encourage you to prayerfully read through the passage that will be preached prior to the service to help you prepare.
To God, our complaining about a situation he has allowed into our life is offensive. Because of Jesus’ death, we are in a relationship with God, he is our Father, we are his children, he loves us and he provides for us. To complain about what he has handed to us is to slap away the gracious hand of providence.
I know beloved brothers and sisters in Christ differ in opinion and practice on this matter. Regardless of where you stand, this brief article is worth discussing with your family and fits nicely with Andy’s blog this week on the shorter catechism:
There’s an idolatry problem in our community related to youth sports. I see this problem every weekend
as families gather at the field rather than their church. It’s a problem in my heart, too.
I feel deep tension as we walk through this season of family life. Jesus makes it clear we cannot serve
two masters (Matt. 6:24). And the taskmaster of sports success always demands my attention.
Here are some guiding principles to help navigate the sports scene.
I agree with Tim Challies on this one: “The best and most important part of this article on the film Risen comes in the final paragraph.”