While writing the Corinthians about the importance of love, Paul inserted a brief comment that speaks volumes to us in this series:
Standing alone is tough. It’s easier to fit in, to be a people-pleaser. Look at your home, your work, your relationships and ask yourself, “Am I any different from the world?”
It's a battle between the haves and the have nots! With his father making a lot of money working for Mr. Rockler, C.J. quickly finds himself on the outs with his jealous friends. New clothes, new privileges, even Tiffany thinks C.J. is alright! When God told us to “weep with those who weep and rejoice with those who rejoice,” He didn't mean we have to be happy for C.J., or did He?
Have you examined your spiritual eyesight lately? Only by facing your blind spots and bringing them to Jesus can you hope to have your vision corrected. Pretending you’re OK will keep you in the dark.
There is a well-worn path stretching across every adult's life. It is impossible to grow up without travelling down that path. To retrace our steps, reviewing the sights and sounds that emerge from the time tunnel, often brings the sting of pain and the struggle of confusion. Why? Because the path is usually strewn with piles of litter. That path is the path of childhood. What is true physically is equally true spiritually. How essential is a healthy, happy childhood in the family of God…yet how rare!
In this video, Chuck encourages us to pray for more to hear the Gospel.