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The Worship Paradox

Randy Christian

How many times have we heard “I just don’t get anything out of ‘church’” or “I come to worship to be uplifted, encouraged and fed”.  But it doesn’t happen.  Why not?  Because there is a paradox to worship.  For us to “get anything out of it”, we have to quit trying to “get” something and start giving worship to God.

THE WORSHIP PARADOX study guide

Christmas People: "Mary"

Randy Christian

When we think of the people we associate with Christmas, several are likely to come to everyone’s mind—and one of these has to be Mary.  When we realize who Mary actually was, and put ourselves in her place as she discovered she was pregnant with the Messiah, we not only grow in our respect for her, but in our ability to learn from her.

CHRISTMAS PEOPLE - Mary study guide