Music is a very powerful media in society. There are so many different genres, interpretations, and ways for us to consume music. Entire decades can be defined by the style of music that was popular at that time. Even in our Christian community music can be a powerful experience, and also divide congregations. So how do we as Christians approach music as we encounter it in our daily lives? Is the Christian music industry a great vessel for the gospel, or just in it for profits? zer discuss all that and more as we continue our series navigating media.
Today we continue our conversation on screen time and media consumption. Where as Christians do we draw the line? Is there even a line at all? How does Netflix, TV programming, and movies fit into the Christian life? We’ll discuss all that and more.
Today we’re starting a new series taking a look at media intake, and entertainment options for Christians. How do we navigate our media choices? What are the Christian options compared to the secular options, and do they even compare in quality and value? We’ll be leaning on Connor’s movie “expertise” as we talk movies and screen time today in part one of our discussion on screen time.
How can death be considered a gain, a good thing? Paul’s famous words from Philippians can seem almost extreme for some people. Is he really only suggesting that the only real reason for living is Jesus and we actually gain more in death? Today we’ll explore Paul’s words in our conclusion of the “Stuff Paul Said” series.
God is more interested in saving humanity than he is in showering us with material blessings. Paul warns Timothy of these false teachers in his church, who are preaching an easy gospel and have their eyes fixed on profit. But this warning doesn’t just apply to Timothy, but extends to us as well.
Being a follower of Christ has it’s privileges, and it’s not just to ensure where we go when we die. God’s love is so powerful that it impacts our lives on earth as well! This also means that there is nothing powerful enough to separate us from that love.
Being thankful, no matter the circumstance isn’t just a suggestion God makes to us. It his His will in our life that we maintain a thankful attitude. This is obviously easier said than done, but is essential to our daily Christian walk. So today we’ll look to Paul’s words in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 and talk how we can live a life of thankfulness.
Do you consider yourself a masterpiece? You should! Today we’ll dive into Paul’s words in the second chapter Ephesians Paul says because of Christ Jesus we are indeed a masterpiece. Sometimes we undervalue ourselves, and often don’t think ourselves worthy to carry such a title. Today we discuss exactly why we truly are a masterpiece.
Are you a people pleaser? What other people think of us can often have a very profound effect on our behavior. When we seek to please people and mold our identity to what people expect of us, we run the real risk of living a life displeasing to God. Are you more concerned of fitting in with the world around you or fitting into the life God calls us to live? We’ll dive into Galatians 1:10 as we explore these words of Paul.
In Romans 5:8 Paul tells us that Jesus died while we were still sinners. So often we find the need to sort of clean ourselves up before we come to Christ. Or we try to strike things out on our own and convince ourselves that what we do on our own is good enough. This couldn’t be further from the truth. No matter what we do we fall short of God’s expectations. There is a clear need for someone to intervene and save us from our ways.