Ahh, the 80â€™s!
What a completely bizarre decade in our history!
The 80â€™s were a time of mohawks, punk rock, Brat packs, new wave, rockabilly, Back to the Future, breakfast club, Donkey Kong and Frogger.
Remember Frogger? I do, I was a Frogger wizard (and no, Iâ€™m not proud). The goal was to get the little frog across the freeway to the river of moving logs, jump on a log going east then quickly on one going west then east, then you were home free.
In order to get good, you couldnâ€™t simply take a straight line and wait for the cars to pass, or wait for a safe looking log to come along. If you did, youâ€™d be road kill!
No, the good players had to anticipate.
Look three cars back or two logs aheadâ€¦
otherwise, it wasâ€¦SPLAT!
The Christian life is a bit like â€˜Frogger.â€™
There are numerous land-mines along the way. And, if you do not locate them ahead of time and plan for them, and avoid themâ€¦your Christian witness will be blown to smitherings!
Thatâ€™s the bad news.
Hereâ€™s the good news.
Discerning the pitfalls, traps and land-minds along the way is really very simple. I like the way Charles Stanley outlined it in a piece he wrote a while back. He mentioned four very simple things Christ followers can do to be good, â€˜minesweeper.â€™
Well talk about each one over the next several days.