Celebration is about spiritually savoring all of who God is, all that He has done. It is all about the joy available to us and the connections we have with others. Celebration is God's promise that pulls us forward and assures us that we have a secure future in Him. We must savor Him and all His gifts with a grateful heart.
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: Psalm 118:24, Nehemiah 8:9-12, 1 Thessalonians 5:16, Deuteronomy 16, Nehemiah 8:9-11
"Spirituality" is now an acceptable and even a stylish presence in our cultural life, including the university or college. It can come in the form of religion, in some traditionally recognized sense. Religion can be, though it need not be, practiced as a form of spirituality, but much of spirituality’s contemporary acceptance is due to its breaking free from religion in the...
Author: Dallas Willard
We learn to find joy in our walk with God as we remember who God is and what He has done for us throughout our lives. Matt Chandler gives us an insightful lesson from Habakkuk: "In Habakkuk chapter 3, we find a prayer that is 19 verses in length. For 16 verses, Habakkuk remembers God’s past faithfulness to deliver Israel from her enemies. In the final three verses, he...
Author: Matt Chandler
Compared to joy, happiness has gotten a bad reputation. Particularly among Christians. In the recent past (30-40 years) we have been taught that there is a significant difference between joy and happiness. Happiness is a temporary emotion; joy is an abiding attitude. Christians have joy; the “world” is relegated to mere happiness. In a nicely written article, author...
Author: Don McMinn