I taught missions in Bible college and seminary for 40 years. As you can imagine, I taught the book of Acts many times. Every time I did, a student would ask, “Why don’t we see the events of Acts in our churches today?” I always answered the same way, “We don’t pray the way they prayed, and we’re not filled with the Spirit as they were.” (“They” referring to the believers in Jerusalem.) Why did I answer in that way?
“The most wonderful time of the year!” For many people, however, Christmas is anything but wonderful. How can we experience joy in this season? Here are three suggestions for how to rekindle the wonder and amazement of Christmas.
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