God is our lighthouse!

“This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.” (1 John 1:5; NIV)

In our troubled world – which is so often filled with darkness – we all need a light. A guide. A love that guides us through.

There is no love and light like that of God. We see it revealed in his Son – crucified and risen for us!

Here is a song celebrating that. Love it!

https://youtu.be/dSn9HW5P-sA

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Worshiptainment?

Everyone worships something. Everyone makes something their ultimate value – the thing they celebrate and value more than anything else. For some it’s money. Sex. Food. Leisure. Politics. Real estate. Work. Family. God. Whatever.

We were made to worship. It’s hardwired into us.

However, in many churches the whole notion of ‘worship’ has taken a turn for the worse. It can be considered ‘worshiptainment’. It’s a style of ‘worship’ at church which is geared to entertain and impress those who attend. While the hearts of many are probably in the right place, sometimes the style and focus of church music and ‘worship services’ can ironically take the focus off God and his grace.

Here’s a short but provocative post by Mike Livingstone about this trend in the church. Check it out!

http://mikelivingstone.com/2014/12/17/the-heresy-of-worshiptainment/

Matt (pastor)