Part 1: Real vs. Ideal
Ideal can seem out of reach, and it sometimes feels easier to put it out of sight. Part of being a parent is to point our children toward the ideal, while at the same time navigating what is real.
The reaction of many evangelicals to political and cultural shifts in recent years revealed what they valued most—winning. But the church is not here to win. It's here for something different.
Life can cause us to focus on emotions like fear, worry, and disappointment. But, left unchecked, those emotions can keep us from moving forward into the life God has for us. What we need is to refocus.
People ultimately weren’t convinced to follow Jesus because of what he taught. They became convinced because of what they saw.
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