The 3 H Club

We’ve all heard of 4H, the clubs that help kids learn good citizenship and life skills with an agriculturally based program…well, how about a 3H Club?

 Health, Happiness, and Holiness…the three H’s.  This seems to bsummit1.grchicken.JPG by Farm and Dairye the focus of many churches in America.

Is there anything wrong with those things? Is it the chruch’s job to get them for you, or teach you how to get them?

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4 Responses

  1. The church’s job is to make disciples of all nations and to preach the gospel to every creature. Its job is to preach Jesus Christ, crucified and risen and seated at the right hand of God. Its job is to be the hands and feet and mouth of Jesus until He returns.

    It’s a tough message and a tough job…

    Maybe that’s why we read Joel Osteen :0)

  2. Steve,

    Right on! Speaking of Christ, what He has done, what He is doing, and what He will yet do for us (sinners) is job#1 of the church.

    There are a lot of other things that churches might be doing also. But if they did nothing else but preach Christ crucified, that would be enough.

    Thanks very much, Steve, for your comment and for stopping by ‘the old Adam’.

    – Steve Martin

  3. 3H?

    Yes it is the church job to get it for you, but not for here, but in the here after,no?

    LPC

  4. LPC,

    I think you are right.
    Maybe those are things Christ gives (will give) to us, either now or later and it’s the church’s job to announce it, offer it (sacraments).

    I think some folks are confused in that they think becoming a Christian will make one ‘happy’, or ‘healthy’ (here) and that maybe the church is supposed to facilitate that process.

    I think that we are pretty much responsible for our own happiness. I think health is lifestyle, genes, luck, circumstances, God? I think holiness is Christ and Him alone, for us…on the cross and in our baptisms.
    Holiness projects (your goodness progression) in the church are not (I believe) a good idea.

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