17 Oct Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?
This week’s question is from a reader with young children: “I’d like to know if Christians should celebrate Halloween? Is this appropriate for someone who is seeking God?” With much of it’s background in witchcraft and the occult, how should Christians interact with a holiday that it widely celebrated in the United States?
Should you dress up for Halloween parties?
Should your kid’s dress up for Halloween?
Should you give out candy at your home?
Pastor Mark explores this topic, including what we can receive, reject, and redeem about Halloween. To find out more, watch this week’s video.
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At The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Pastor Mark Driscoll recently taught a Bible study series to the core launch team entitled “1 John: The Father Heart of God.” Recorded in black and white as the church plant was in its infancy, this intimate 13-week Bible study is now available for free. You can sign up for the new series here.
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- 1 John Study Guide – As a companion guide to Pastor Mark’s sermon series, we’ve compiled a 22,000 word study guide with notes, study questions, and group materials.
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