Sitting in a comfortable home, around a food-filled table, surrounded by family & friends, it should be easy to be grateful. Our lists of thanks should be higher then the winning score of the backyard turkey-bowl football game. But to be honest, in our comfort we can easily become complacent, grumpy, and blind to our blessings. I think that is often because our gratitude is based more on our ego than God’s gifts. You see, no matter if we have tons or have nothing, if we have Christ we have more than we deserve.
Some church meetings are over the color of the carpet, the budget or officers. Those are the ones that tend to get a lot of the bad press, especially when things go bad. We all know about ‘that church’ that split over the color of the carpet. However, some church meetings are vitally important and come with long lasting consequences. Acts 15 describes such a gathering. Read more