Bringing the Text to Life
At a Glance
Americans are on the move again. Much of this movement is job-related. When companies ask an employee to relocate, they often make the relo package very attractive. So, when God leads us to new challenges and opportunities, what bennies does God throw into the offer? Anything? Nothing? A lot?
For material based on today's gospel text, see "Jesus Goes Home," January 5, 2014, at HomileticsOnline.com.
It's the first Sunday of 2016 -- already!
This may be the year that you or many people in your congregation make a move. Like, pack up and get out of town.
It's no secret that Americans are hustling. Here are some stats: According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 16.9 million Americans changed their addresses in 2012 as the recession eased, with 7 million of those moves taking place from one state to another, which was up 5 percent from 2010. The average American will move 11.3 times in his or her lifetime, which means that searching for boxes at the local...