Be happy! – JAM

Too many churches are ham-strung by staid traditions and somber formality, all in the guise of doing things decently and in order. But the truth is, there is nothing more indecent and out of order than a faith that measures piety by the length of the face. Jesus came preaching glad tidings, not bad news. Any gospel that makes one miserable instead of happy can’t be from Jesus. Jesus said of his commands, “Happy are you if you do them.” When we leave the impression that the only good Christian is a dismal Christian, is it any wonder we have such a hard time converting anyone? Jesus calls us to a celebration, not a cemetery; to a feast, not a funeral. Starched shirts rob the gospel of its joy until it is more of a farce than a force. This is Just-a-Minute with Ed Boggess

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