To venable (verb): To randomly muse upon this and that.

Special-Event Christianity

The Christian life is presented in the scripture as something that relentlessly is lived out in every aspect of our lives. Paul sums his attitude to life when he said F0r to me to live is Christ and to die is gain (Phil 1:22). Christ was in every aspect of his life.

Two of the words then that describe a true living for Christ are consistency and steadfastness. Certain things should be a part of our lives and we steadfastly determine that  they remain a part of our lives. Satan would want us to ignore them or to leave them out. But we realize they are essential and so we cleave to them. They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer (Acts 2;42) is what is recorded of the first church established in this New Testament age. No special event Christianity. Rather it was the relentless commitment to God’s way.

Alas for many the special event Christianity syndrome reigns. If there is something special on they will be there. They want to be at that. if there is something out of the ordinary they will make a point of being there. But the normal functions of the church are ignored. How sad.

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