“If I Had it My Way” Friday
June 18, 2015
Every week I come across articles that I wish every member of The Church at West Franklin would read. They include articles that teach, encourage, challenge, and help as Christ-followers. So, instead of thinking "I wish I could get the members to read this" I am going to post my weekly favorites to this site on Fridays. In other words, "If I had it my way, West Franklin peeps would read these." Thus the title "'If I Had It My Way' Friday." Consider Friday a day to come and get some pastoral (web) recommendations on what I believe will help you in your walk with Christ.
12 Questions for a Six-Month Spiritual Check Up by Chuck Lawless
#2 Does your daily talk reflect godliness? It’s hard to read Ephesians 5:4 (“Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving”) without evaluating our daily conversations. If other believers heard everything you said last week, would your witness be strengthened or harmed?
I drive by many church signs and scratch my head. I have feelings that include being amused, embarrassed and ashamed by what I read. As a disclaimer, I am not against all church signs. I saw one sign tonight near my house and was reminded why most church signs bother me.
Organized Sports on Sundays? by Mark Jones
There's no question that I still struggle with this principle. My heart sometimes asks whether it would be a big deal to let my son play in a mid-day game while the rest of the family has a fellowship lunch. (We've even had parents say they will do all the driving for our kids on Sundays). It isn't easy for parents who want the best for their children. But, ultimately, living by faith, in obedience to God's Word, enables us to do what is best for our children. My assistant coach (a pagan) said, after he found out we don't play on Sundays: "Oh, because that's like God's day, right?"
What are some of your thoughts about these? What have you read of interest this week?