Monday, 12 October 2015

Enjoy! - Sunday 11th October 2015

God is not a kill-joy!
If you look at the style and the teaching of Christian churches down the ages, you might think that God was out to spoil our fun at every turn. But that’s not the image of God that we see in the Bible, or in Jesus.
When it came to the annual Harvest Thanksgiving, God commanded his people - through Moses - to enjoy themselves: to eat whatever they fancied eating; to drink whatever they fancied drinking; and to eat and drink both abundantly and generously. (Deuteronomy 14:26-27).
God has provided us with more than enough to go round, so when we celebrate that provision, we can thoroughly enjoy ourselves at the same time as generously including those who don’t have enough.
As Christians, we are called to reflect God’s "joie-de-vivre”, as well as his loving generosity.

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