I can’t believe our fall study is almost over! We’ve tackled Faith, Family, Fortune, and now, in the last part of Fall Back Into Faith, we take these final weeks to tackle FUN! What fun! Also, drum roll please, my new website goes live Monday. There will be some fun giveaways and some series I’m rolling out, so I will try to make sure this redirects to what will be www.gindivincent.com next week!
I think a lot of folks, even those that have had a longstanding relationship with God, disassociate their faith and fun. That’s a shame because they should work hand in hand and your faith should inform the decisions you make in the “fun” aspects of your life.
Today we’re going to look at some Christianity misconceptions about what a faith-filled life looks like. Next week we’ll take a look at things to consider when you’re having “fun,” and our last week will focus on friendships, one of my favorite topics!
Here are Two Common Myths About Christianity:
Nehemiah 12– At the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem, the Levites were sought out from where they lived and were brought to Jerusalem to celebrate joyfully the dedication with songs of thanksgiving and with the music of cymbals, harps and lyres. The musicians also were brought together from the region around Jerusalem.
Esther 8 – And the city of Susa held a joyous celebration. For the Jews it was a time of happiness and joy, gladness and honor. In every province and in every city to which the edict of the king came, there was joy and gladness among the Jews, with feasting and celebrating.
Deuteronomy 16– Be joyful at your festival—you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, and the Levites, the foreigners, the fatherless and the widows who live in your towns. For seven days celebrate the festival to the LORD your God at the place the LORD will choose. For the LORD your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands, and your joy will be complete.
Psalm 149 – Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; let the people of Zion be glad in their King. Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with timbrel and harp. For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory. Let his faithful people rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds.