Many of us often think about Christianity in terms of those who believe and those who don’t believe. But Jesus often taught about something that is not quite as clear as believers and nonbelievers. It is a condition that people often don’t see in themselves, and therefore a trap that is very deceptive and dangerous.
What if Jesus was serious when he said, “I want you to pray like this”? Sometimes we struggle with prayer because we are unsure of what to say or we feel like we’ve run out of things to say. But Jesus taught his disciples exactly what to say, and he wanted them to say it regularly.
How would you describe the life and work of Jesus during his three-years of ministry here on earth? What were some of the things that he was doing on a regular basis? What were some of the regular activities on Jesus’ calendar?
Last year, the Pew Research Center released the results of a study that looked at 10 reasons why people may or may not attend church or other religious services. It was discovered that about 2 out of every 3 American adults who regularly attend a church or religious service say that they go primarily for their kids, for personal comfort or to become a better person.