We were created to glorify God with every thought, every word and every action. But our sin has caused us to glorify other things more than we glorify God. As a result, we have lost peace with God, which robs us of peace within, which destroys our peace with others. That baby in the manger came to restore this broken peace with God so that we could once again have peace within and peace with others. and to give us a new heart that would desire to glorify Him above everything else. (Audio difficulties on this recording)
Saved and Sent
It is a sad commentary indeed that so many church members today actually believe the church exists for them — to entertain them and their children every Sunday and to provide endless activities. The very fact that so many people believe this is proof that the church has lost its way and abandoned the mission given to it by Jesus. We have not been saved to huddle together happily in our well-lit room while the darkness outside grows ever darker. We have been saved and sent!