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What's Missing?

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Wonder what is missing?  For many, life is a puzzle, incomplete and lacking.  Unfortunately, Christians are not exempt from experiencing a time in our lives when it seems as though God is far away and unconcerned.  Churches across the country are anemic and weak due to the overwhelming number of lethargic, joyless members who cannot seem to find the missing link in their spiritual walk.  Ministries struggle to recruit volunteers because so many lack an intimate relationship with God and therefore have no understanding of their gifts and how they fit within the context of their church community.  How can we begin to fill the void?  Acts 17:27-28 27 God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. 28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’
In chapter 17, the people of Athens were evidently aware that something was amiss in their lives.  The Ap…

Why is Their Grass Green?

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Why is their grass green?  Our rainfall is the same.  We are suffering through the same drought and water restrictions, but that grass over there looks lush and green.  Mine is brown, dry and crunchy underfoot.  Of course, I cannot remember the last time I watered my grass and I certainly have not added fertilizer in years.  Still, I expect my grass to approximate the color of the grass next door.  In fact I demand the same look but not the same investment.  The grass is greener next door for a reason. Mark 9: 3-8 “Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow.And it happened, as he sowed,thatsomeseedfell by the wayside; and the birds of the air[a]came and devoured it.Some fell on stony ground, where it did not have much earth; and immediately it sprang up because it had no depth of earth.But when the sun was up it was scorched, and because it had no root it withered away.And someseedfell among thorns; and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no crop.But otherseed fell…