This week we will hold our annual Celebration Sunday, with joyful worship and fellowship. I believe that this particular Sunday embodies a very important part of Church culture that we sometimes overlook. Celebration is a valuable Spiritual practice that we sometimes fail to engage in.
At times, I think we are hesitant to do any celebrating because we are accustomed to the worldly practice that it is often self-righteous or boastful. In the Christian mindset celebration is a completely different thing. Celebration is about recognizing blessings in our lives and thanking God. Continue reading →
Last night the Session, which is the governing body of Christ Presbyterian Church, met for its stated monthly meeting. I remember times in my ministry that I used to dread going to session meetings. Even when I was an Elder in my home church, going to session meetings seemed more like a punishment rather than a blessing. I have been through session meetings that seemed more like struggling business meetings than a church council. I have to admit that last night I wasn’t feeling up to a session meeting. The cold, or whatever I have, sucked any energy for such a meeting out of me. Nevertheless, I wasn’t going to postpone the meeting. I know that people’s schedules are such that I need to do my best to honor their time. So I loaded up on medicine and tissues and went off to session. Continue reading →