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attend church or not attend church

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I call myself a Christian, BUT I don’t need to go to church!! That is a comment I hear all the time, but I don’t see much proof Biblically to back that idea up. I can come up with many reasons why one should.

 

  1. 1)      Hebrews 10:25(ESV)  not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
  • I think this is pretty clear that the BIBLE is saying NOT to neglect meeting together to encourage and build one another up. Its like a recovery group for addicts, they struggle to get sober and stay sober so they meet with one another to hold each other accountable .
  1. 2)      Luke 14:23 And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled.

My house refers to HIS church, that is Jesus home and HE is telling us our job as CHRISTIANS is to go and compel others to come to HIS house, hope can we fulfill this duty if we cant even bring ourselves?

 

  1. 3)      Malachi 3:8   Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions. Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need..

 

God commands us to tithe (denari-a tenth) and bring it into HIS storehouse ( the church) . If we fail to do this we are looked at as a thief by GOD….While tithing is not mentioned in the new testament first fruits is, and that change of terminology refers to JESUS as a first fruits offering . God desires us to give our first and best  first..top 10% off the top to him…

 

These mere 3 things alone in my opinion are the backbone of why we are compelled to attend church.

 

 

 

hope & Change

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Seems like president Obama has coined the phrase Hope & Change....but really if my Hope  for change is in the president im in trouble.....And NO im not kncoking him, im just saying your hope is built and resting in the wrong person....

I know many people whose lives are a mess, and they hope for a change but thats where it ends. It doesnt ever get past the HOPE stage. But what is HOPE....it is a sense of awarness that thing can be different , better than they are now.

There is an old hymn that just popped into my head...MY hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness"....If your hope for change is tied to anything other than Jesus ..your situation is hopeless.....

Jesus is the one and only one in whom you can put your hope for a change...you desire to change the future, AWESOME, start changing today and put your life in JESUS hands.

Whats that mean???     it means you surrender your life to HIS, you do what Jesus desires you to do, you act like Jesus wants you to act and start doing what jesus wants you to do...period....

Anything other than that is just wishful thinking and not hope...so today ...are you stuck in wishful thinking  or is it tied to HOPE in JESUS?

Preach

 

decieved

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The World today has come to rest in a place i call " Easy- Beliefism"...Many churches across all denominations are afraid to stand on the true WORD of God and be bold and preach what it says.....so they just water it down a little bit to make it palateable to all people...because we really shouldnt offend anyone!!

The problem with that is ....it aint Biblical.....

Jesus tied FAITH with OBEDIANCE.....meaning if you say you have FAITH in JESUS and Believe in HIM then you will OBEY what HIs word says , wethier you like it or not....there are many things in the Bible that i do not like, but if i love GOD then i will strive to obey and when i fail i will quickly ask forgiveness and strive again to do the right thing.....

YES i know GOD is LOVE and loves all, yes HE does but he HATES YES HATES our sin....We can not have a lifestyle of a sinful pattern and say we love GOD ....Pre-martial sexual relationships is wrong, you cant be living together in willful defiance of GOD  and say you love HIM...Homosexuality is wrong, you cant be GAY and say you love GOD..they are polar opposites....

The christian lifestyle is not an easy one and as a preacher is one i take very seriously. The thought of me standing with JESUS in Heaven asd my church people come to judgement is one i take seriously,  I cant stand the thought of being in heaven as people are sent to HELL forever and have them looking at me and asking   WHY DIDNT YOU TELL ME THE TURTH?????  NOPE i dont want that on me.....id rather yall hate me now then me hate me later........

So today if you have continued reading this far ....Faith & LOve for Christ = Obediance     without OBEDIANCE there is no salvation and thus no entry in to HEaven.

 

same sex marriage

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The headlines today are  President Obama suipports Gay marriage!!!  the world is acting like this is big news....

It kinda is and it isnt....IT is because he is the first president in the history of the US to do this, it also isnt a big suprise because Mr. Obama has no clue aboput religeoon or relationship with Jesus nor does he care...

The thing that really is surprising is how many so called christians are coming out to support this .....let me make myself perfectly clear    the term CHRISTIAN translates  Little christ....meaning you equate salvation with JESUS.

Jesus translated salvation into Obediance....2 subjects are discussed more in the Bible than any other...sex & money and the same 2 things people fight over today.

I will officailly go on the record and say a person NOT living obediantly to christ is not a chriostian. if you have a lifestyle that is contrary to christs teachccings your not a christian....Homosexuality is not of GOD, and HE is not ok with you being gay....NO i am not judging you, GOD will do that when u meet him face to face.....

The scripture is clear on what the GOSPEL message is...and what it takes to get to heaven...

A  Admit i am a sinner-

B Believe that Jesus came to earth as a man, lived a sinless life, died and rose again to pay the penalty of my sin

C  Confess your sins to JEsus , ask for forgiveness

R  REPENT--this is the one noone likes to hear, it means turn from your sinful lifestyles and begin to follow JESUS teachings....you can not stay in a lifestyle opposed to JESUS wethier your living with your heterosexual partner or homosexual partner.....OBEDIANCE is the key ....

 

GOD the risk taker

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WOW what a morning in my office today...taking time to read and spend in prayer and one article ive read really has hit home....i HAD to share....

When JESUS made the garden of eden, HE did not child proof it...God placed 2 trees before adam and eve and gave them a choice...live free with me forever of DIE....

Jesus turned water into wine at the wedding feast....I know jesus doesnt want us DRUNK,The Bible is oh so clear on that ,  BUT  God does not control people , HE actually provides us with options and then EMPOWERS us to make the right choice.....

the only way you can get a reward for doing the right thing is to have an option to do it wrong....

 


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