When I was a kid, we had a big console style TV that was the center of our living room experience. And we had two remote controls—me, and my brother! I remember dad telling us to go stand at the TV while he decided what we were going to watch, and he’d say, change it, change it, change it… leave it there! Thankfully back then, there weren’t that many channels or I might have spent my whole childhood standing by that TV.

Today of course, there are many more channels and many more remotes. In our house we have at least 7! One for the TV, one for the sound system, one for the cable box, one for the blu ray/dvd player, four for the Nintendo wii, and one clicks on our Amazon Fire box. The Fire is how we watch television programming these days. Forget channels. We just choose exactly what program we want to watch—some free programming, and then of course the on demand stuff we can pay extra for if we want to watch a still-in-the-theatre movie.

Why? It’s all about control! Click 20170305 Give up control to read/download the sermon.