This devotional series called “This Christian Life” is a general collection of writings bridging a gap between specific preaching series. The next week-to-week topic will be on the life of the Apostle Paul and will begin on June 11th. Until that time, our Sundays will involve individual topics that stand alone each week.
So this written assemblage of daily thoughts will be 24 writings that I (Randy) am reworking from a Christian life series a few years ago before we regularly offered online devotionals (which we have been doing since early 2013).
After these first five weeks I am going to post two additional weeks of devotionals I wrote about 30 years ago for a monthly newsletter at my previous church in New Jersey. This was called “Life with My Three Sons” and included some hilarious stories about my oldest three boys … when they were little boys. I recently came across these writings and think they teach good truths, and those of you who know these guys now as adults may find them particularly humorous. With eight children now (and two more on the way) between Nathan, Benjamin and Aaron, they are getting to live some of the same craziness I endured from them three decades ago. Think of it as a sort of biblical karma!
The title “This Christian Life” is a take-off on the popular public broadcasting series called “This American Life” which is aired on more than 500 stations to about 2.2 million listeners. This is also one of the most popular podcasts available. So … that’s our future with the devotionals blog! It all fits!
Seriously, the Christian life can be complicated at times and fraught with many twists and turns and hazards. The best way to engage it is to embrace it as a great adventure. So, let’s do it!