When you have a front-row seat to the whole wedding planning process, you are reminded how important it is to pray for the couple awaiting their big day. But I also noticed some wider trends that warrant reflection in ourselves and in our churches.
What did you do to prepare for church last week? You may think this is an irrelevant question if you’re not a pastor or service leader, but we can be better disciples—and disciple-makers—if we give careful thought to how we meet together.
If you want to take the business of holiness seriously (and you should), read the works of any notable Puritan writer. These 17th-century Christians understood that living God’s way is not a burden but the path to true and lasting pleasure.