Imagining More of Jesus

Imagining More of Jesus

They did it again!  It’s just another reason why I’m proud of Cypress Crossings Christian Church.  This past weekend volunteers from the C4 family reached out again this year to bless children and families in our area.  For a church family of our size; they did an amazing job in providing just under 150 children and families in our region with Christmas presents. The thrilling part is that this outreach project was not something pushed by the lead minister.  It actually grew up organically from within the body and that’s what Christmas and real Christianity is all about.

Jesus clearly noted that he came to seek and to save that which was lost and to give his life as a ransom for many.   Jesus came to give. The folks of C4 have not only experienced the life changing grace of Christ but have turned around to bless others. They are giving.

People have pointed to John Lennon’s song, Imagine, as a hope for humanity.  As for me, I like imagining a world, not with or without religion, but where more people truly know Jesus Christ and are radically pursuing Him.  Such a place might actually do what politics simply cannot accomplish.  Change the heart and thus the world.  To indeed bring “Peace on Earth and Good Will Toward Men.”  Yes; Imagining a world with more Jesus, more Christmas.

But for now . . . I’m stoked at how C4 is giving it an amazing shot.

10 Critiques of Christmas Criticisms.

10 Critiques of Christmas Criticisms.

Recently I noticed an article chiding followers of Christ for their misunderstandings of Christmas floating around cyberspace.  It was gathering a good bit of attention from some of my friends who don’t normally go in for Biblical Christianity.  Usually when that scenario plays out you can bet the post is cynical at best and derogatory at worst and most often simply filled with half-truths. This particular post was found in Time.com and written by Mark Sandlin.  (link here)  In the post, Sandlin shared what he felt were 10 things Christians should NOT DO on Christmas to which my skeptical friends thought were great. A few of Mark’s comments were right on while on the other hand a few of them made me question if the guy really knows Jesus or not.  So today I have written a quick response to Mr. Sandlin and then 10 quick things that Christians SHOULD do on Christmas. So anyway, here we go . . . (more…)