If someone disagreed with me, my presumption was that they must not really understand my perspective. So, instead of attempting to listen and objectively evaluate their arguments, I focused on restating my case more clearly, confidently, and dogmatically. If I did not fully understand what they were saying I would often label and dismiss them instead of taking the time to fully evaluate their point of view.
The Gospel must begin with the truth that each person must be born again and spiritually transformed by accepting Jesus and His sacrifice on the cross as his Savior. But it doesn’t end there. As a consequence or fruit of being born again, we are to go into the world as salt and light (Matt. 5:13-16), seeking to preserve against decay, disinfect against the infection of sin, and dispel gloom and depression with the light of the Gospel.
Merry Christmas from all of us at SBC Today and Connect 316!
It is that time of year again: Christmas. The time is right. We can feel it in the air; however, the feeling should be stronger in our hearts. We should not know the season because of what we see with our eyes: stockings, trees, and presents. We should know the season due to our devotion to Jesus Christ Himself. Beloved, the time is right, but I believe many of us are at the wrong place.
If we can have Christianity without Christ, it is obvious that we can have Christmas without Christ! The only cure for either of these is a Christ-Centered Life! We need to quit trying to get unbelievers to “Keep Christ in Christmas” whether they are church members or not. In so doing, we are asking them to be hypocrites. Christmas is meaningless unless Jesus Christ is Savior and Lord!