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dangerous church part 4

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last sunday i preached on Being a dangerous church... a dangerous church first transforms Ordinary to extraordinary...

Today...a dangerous church transforms Consumers into Contributors..... Acts 2;44-45

The church today is full of spiritual consumers, we come in look to be filled with a special feeling etc then leave until the following week,  We need to be transformed into SPiritual CONTRIBUTORS.....

In Acts 2 the "church" all belivers came together sold their goods and gave to all in need. They CONTRIBUTED to the needs of the church. were lucky today if we can get 10% of the church to tithe( 10%) of their income.

What we Christians lose sight of the church isnt here for US...The church is really here for the lost , those who need to come in and consume. But to often we judge the lost consumers who come because their clothing isnt right , their not like us, there imperfect.  All the while the seat we christians are sitting in is paid for by someone else.

What about serving?   When u got saved God gave you a very special gift to help the body, are you contributing by using it?    others must step up and serve beyond there requirement because some of us refuse to contribute, refuse to give back......We refuse to get an accountability partner and therefore cause others to stumble...... We answer to no one and are not involved in any genuine deep biblical community and we definitly dont give back because we are to busy consuming....

 

 

Dangerous church part 2

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To be a DANGEROUS CHURCH it absolutly positivly must MUST transform the ordinary into extraordinary!!!!

A dangerous church will take ordinary people who are in the world and will see their lives transformed into extraodinary world changers...We see this all thru the Bible where simple ordinary men were transformed into world changers.

Acts 4:13 lines out one such situation...Peter and John  2 ordinary guys  were actually called Uneducated & untrained....Which litterally translates Illiterate and Ignorant. Perter and John were Illiterate and ignorant and after spending time with Jesus HE transformed them into mighty church builders and world changers. He turned them into EXTRAORDINARY men.... DANGEROUS MEN

Jesus called 1 few illiterate ignaramouses tio build his church. WHY?  I believe that they were so niave enough to belive JESUS could and would do exactly as he said he would...Jesus didnt grab 1 religeous person, not 1 rabbi, not 1 priest, not 1 pope, not 1..... they thought this was to DANGEROUS so they stood back in their safe synagouges......

But jesus took 12 ignorant men and so powerfully changed their lives that they changed the world and 2 000 years later are still being talked about.

SO ....Is your church DANGEROUS?   ARE You dangerous?      Are you ignorant but willing to be transformed into a dangerous Christian?

This was from Sundays sermon Sept 5th  ...Part 2 will be preached Sunday am at 1030.....sept 12

 

contentment

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sunday i finished my series on Generosity, and the one word that came to mind was  CONTENTMENT.

Proverbs says.." A joyful heart makes a cherful face,a sad heart makes a despondant mood.All the days of a poor person are wrecthed, but CONTENMENT is a feast without end".

Does contentment have to do with money?  

NO, but we all have been fooled by the allusion that if we had just a little bit more we would be comfortable and happy. But for most people money does not buy happiness and contentment.

Our contenment comes from God. When we put Jesus first place in our lives HE fills our heart with HIS love, which brings contenment and a joyful heart makes a cheerful face...

1 timothy 6 6 Now Godliness with contenment is great gain,

Hows your contentment today?     is your heart joyful? 

 

are you or your church dangerous?

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For years our churches have become a safe place, and have come up with some safe rules...

1) Dont offend anybody ..keep it safe

2) Dont talk about anything controvertial...keep it safe

3) Dont change anything...we like it the ways its been for 40 years....

The problem for me is when i look at modern day churches i would describe them as SAFE,But when we look at the new testament churches there was NOTHING safe about them.....

Dont belive me , Read just the first chapter of Galatians and see how Paul condemned and was very strong and stepping on the toes of the CHURCH the PEOPLE and what they were doing......

This week i plan on blogging notes from Sundays service on becoming a Dangerous CHurch.....come visit this next sunday for part 2

 

todays thought

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Moses went to Pharaoh and said let my people go and Pharaoh did. When Pharaoh came after the people and seemed to have them trapped, Moses spread his arms and God answered by parting the Red Sea that saved the people. Then while wondering in the wilderness, Moses ministered to the people. He prayed when they needed food and the people were fed. When the people were thirsty, Moses struck the rock and water was provided. When the people demanded rules to live by, Moses went to the mount and brought down the 10 commandments. Even after doing this the people were still sinning and still dissatisfied with the job Moses was doing. But you and I know how the story ends. Moses through perseverance and a constant faith in God led the people to the Promise Land......Im on my way to the promised land , anyone wanna come along...
 


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