I'm so glad the shepherd's near Bethlehem didn't have smartphones or Netflix that first Christmas. Can you imagine the scene?
Remember Drivers Ed class? Remember Behind-the-Wheel? In the "Student Driver" series, Jeremy shares some of the profound similarities between learning to drive and the road to discipleship. Jeremy writes from the unique vantage point of both a certified Driving Instructor and a pastor. This excerpt is called "Fatal Distractions." Buckle up! The number one cause of all … Continue reading Student Driver: On the Road to Discipleship
While continuously ridding our lives of sin’s toxic presence is of central importance, there is another type of spiritual waste that needs to be kept at bay. I call it spiritual clutter. If spiritual garbage represents the sin polluting our lives, spiritual clutter represents the numerous distractions that constantly compete for our immediate attention, drawing our focus away from God’s kingdom purposes....
The number one cause of all automobile accidents is driver distraction and inattentiveness. A study released in April 2006 by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that distractions, including drowsy driving, are a contributing factor in 8 out of every 10 police-reported traffic crashes, or an estimated 4 million crashes per year. … Continue reading STUDENT DRIVER 2: Fatal Distractions