Are You Willing to Be Rudolph?

Everyone loves Christmas music right?  This morning I heard one of all-time classics on the radio, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”  Like you, I’ve heard this song millions of times, but for some reason today, I actually thought about the words.  They kind of made me think that each of us is a little bit like Rudolph – but just with different names.

Uhhhh….excuse me…what are you saying about my nose?

Think about it.  Rudolph is owned by Santa; he works for Santa, bringing gifts to Santa’s children across the world.  Similarly we are children of God.  We “belong” to Him and our purpose is to spread love to His children across the same world.  And just like Rudolph, we aren’t always accepted by the rest of the world.

“Christians are weird…they behave differently…they speak differently…they aren’t like us.”  This shouldn’t come as a surprise to us.  The Bible predicted this would happen:

“In regard to these, they think it strange that you do not run with them in the same flood of dissipation, speaking evil of you.” (1 Peter 4:4)


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Building Community Part 2 - RELATIONSHIP BUILDERS

"He who runs alone runs fast; he who runs with others runs far." 

Part 2 of the Building Community series and this week the focus was on RELATIONSHIP BUILDERS - things we need to work on if we're serious about transforming our superficial relationships into meaningful ones.

Check out the video below and as you're listening, try to discover ways to put these principles into practice today.