With the fifth commandment, the focus shifted from vertical to horizontal relationships. But we find that not only does our relationship with God impact our horizontal relationships with others but also vice versa.
This past weekend four generations of family members gathered to honor my Dad on his birthday. It was a great time of family closeness and brought to mind the priority the Christian faith places on honoring our parents.
It isn’t just society that expects Christians to keep their mouths shut about their faith. Many Christians believe that they can be faithful to God and silent about what it is they believe. Host Tom Long begs to differ.
In a “Clean Heart, Dirty Hands” segment, Jim Hendren describes his transition from needing help to giving help. He shares information about a resource available in many locations around the country, Celebrate Recovery. Jim concludes with the account of how he led a man in a similar situation to Jim’s old one to meet Jesus and experience a changed life.
In his book, Rebuilding Your Broken World, Gordon MacDonald describes those who have seen the lives they worked so hard building crumble around them. He calls them “broken world people.” In this episode, Jim Hendren describes his descent into being a cocaine addict, a broken world person. Today Jim is a respected Christian leader, but his journey took him through dark places.
Host Tom Long introduces Step Out and lays out the three fundamentals of life change. Brad Altice shares how Christ is changing his life and shows us the work that goes into setting up a movie theater to hold a church service.