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Original post @ https://veritasdomain.wordpress.com/2021/11/28/this-sunday-at-church-pray-that-the-church-does-not-get-caught-into-material-with-the-advent-season/
This Sunday at Church: Pray that the Church does not get caught into material with the Advent Season
November 28, 2021 by SLIMJIM
For this Sunday here’s what you can do: Pray that the Church does not get caught into material with the Advent Season.
This post isn’t entering the fray about whether Christmas is or isn’t something Christians participate in. But it is suffice to say that in the culture around us at this time there’s many ads, commercials and social and cultural factor that can be about buying gifts, commercialism, and it’s easy to get caught up with purchasing and acquiring physical things.
While physical things are important I think it is important it doesn’t drive our life. So this week it might be good for prayer meeting to mention that as a prayer that as a church people don’t get caught up with materialism. But even as we seek that prayer the truth is some might already be caught up with this all 4 seasons and not just during Winter, Christmas/Advent season. So it might be good to pray for the body of believers to see if there’s any idolatry of materialism in one’s heart.
I realize bringing up this prayer requests must be done with care. I don’t mean to pray this in a spirit of rushing judgment of others. But it’s important to pray that we focus on Christ more this season. Maybe in certain situations some of us can’t ask this prayer directly without others questioning our motives, but we can always pray for all of us as the Church focus on Christ more this season.
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To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…
You say you are a “born again” believer… BUT is your soul “ON FIRE” for the Lord ?? If not, open this link – https://godsmanforever.com/2020/08/01/are-you-a-christian-in-gods-eyes-and-on-fire-for-the-lord-or-not/
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