The kind of life Christians are called to – Ezekiel 33:1-20, Part 5

There’s quite a lot of disagreement about what it means to live a Christian life. My guess is that in most local churches, if you surveyed the people in that church, asking them to describe what it means to live faithfully as a Christian, you would get numerous responses, some of which would conflict withContinue reading “The kind of life Christians are called to – Ezekiel 33:1-20, Part 5”

How to be a watchman or woman, without being creepy – Ezekiel 33:1-20, Part 4

In our five-part series covering Ezekiel 33:1-20 this week, we have been learning that God called Ezekiel to be a Watchman Prophet for Israel. Likewise, we Christians are called to be watchmen for the people in our lives. As I type that, I wonder if it comes across as a bit creepy. Watching people? WhatContinue reading “How to be a watchman or woman, without being creepy – Ezekiel 33:1-20, Part 4”

You are God’s watchman – Ezekiel 33:1-20, Part 3

What do you watch? TV? Since getting a dog, I’ve spent more time throughout the day outside waiting for the dog to do his business. Out there waiting on my deck, I especially like watching the night sky. Over the last five years, I’ve seen shooting stars, including one particularly bright, slow-moving meteor that crawledContinue reading “You are God’s watchman – Ezekiel 33:1-20, Part 3”

Do I have to tell people about Jesus? Isn’t praying for them enough? – Ezekiel 33:1-20, Part 2

On a beautiful cold and crisp December evening couple weeks ago, a group of about 15 people from Faith Church and First Baptist Church (who rents from Faith Church) walked around a local neighborhood, ringing doorbells and singing Christmas Carols by candlelight to people. We wanted to share the joy of Christmas, as well asContinue reading “Do I have to tell people about Jesus? Isn’t praying for them enough? – Ezekiel 33:1-20, Part 2”

Why we played the Silent Game in worship yesterday – Ezekiel 33:1-20, Part 1

Have you ever been with your kids or grandkids and played the Silent Game?  It’s a contest to see who can be quiet the longest.  No talking, no laughing, no noise of any kind.  We parents and grandparents bring up the idea of the Silent Game usually because the kids are being noisy, and weContinue reading “Why we played the Silent Game in worship yesterday – Ezekiel 33:1-20, Part 1”