Christian & Hopeful make it to Immanuel's Land. But they aren't at the Celestial City yet! The shepherds warn them against losing focus this late in their pilgrimage. How can we set our people's sights on heaven?
Christian enjoys a few days at the Palace Beautiful. He finds rest, peace and strength for the next stage of his journey. Why don't we feel this way after attending church? How can the modern church strengthen us on our pilgrimage?
Psalm 20:7 says, "Some trust in chariots and horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD." We look down on Israel and Judah for trusting in idols. But when we rely on marketing and remodeling our facilities to grow our churches, are we any better?
Have you heard that millennials are leaving the church? It's true. Young people are looking for a meaningful faith experience. If they can't find it at your church, they'll go somewhere else.
I love doing puzzles. Nothing is worse than realizing you're missing a piece! The American church is missing the most important piece of all. We must center our lives and ministries on Jesus' resurrection.