This video for me underlines the misconception that many people have about followers of our lord Jesus Christ. Most look at us as religious weirdo,s who lock ourselves away together and live a life of strict rules without the enjoyment of many of life’s pleasures.
Other religions are all about WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO TO BE GOOD ENOUGH. With Christianity and Jesus as our lord and saviour it is all about what has been DONE.
Because Jesus died for our sins , we are all forgiven , if we accept him as our lord and saviour.
As Christians we can still enjoy lifes pleasures as long as God is at the centre of everything. Without God at the centre they become mere ‘ God substitues’ never quite living up to our expectations, never able to fully satisfy.
Imagine these pleasures are all spokes on a wheel , to keep them in order , for the wheel to function you need a hub in the centre – God. Without this hub the spokes just twist and crumple and fail.
RELIGION SHACKLES YOU UP IN CHAINS
JESUS CHRIST SETS YOU FREE.
I first came across the fantastic and extremely helpful Care in The Family in 2011 when Grace Community Church in Kempston, Bedford ran a series of 6 week courses during the summer . I chose a course which was based around marriage. The 6 weeks was centered around watching a DVD presented by Care in The Family’s founder Rob Parsons followed by discussions within our group ( around 8 if my memory serves me correct ). Rob is a man who engages his audience with down to earth advice, truths, and real life stories and encounters along with a dose of humor. I found it amazingly useful and went on to read some of his published works. His organisation offers help , advice and counselling on all aspects of the family life , and run regular seminars around the country.
It may offer up some useful ideas or be able to put you in touch with someone who can help you or someone you know. Everyone needs to take family life seriously, the good parts and the ugly parts and remember we all need a little help and encouragement at times.
God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.