Herald Journal Columns
July 24, 2006, Herald Journal
Pastor's Column

Where is our backbone?

Rev. Steve Thorsen, Evangelical Lutheran Church, of Cokato

As Christians in this area, where are our backbones?

For example, will you openly pledge to:

• Pray every day?

• Worship every week?

• Read and study the Bible?

• Serve at and beyond your local church?

• Be in a relationship for spiritual growth?

• Give generously in response to God’s love?

I believe these can be expectations for every active member of every church in every area. Those who are disabled do, of course, receive special care and consideration.

As we pray and worship, as we spend time in the scriptures and in volunteering, as we allow others to be a part of our spiritual lives, and as we give generously, we will find that our spiritual backbone is strengthened to handle the challenges of life and we, as individual Christians, as families, and as churches, will be much the stronger.

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