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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

 

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? 

 

pivitol prayer

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Do we want our prayers to be effective?  

 A Young couple wanted to be missionarys… They prayed God "We will Work Hard, Manage our resources and share Christ with as many as possible"….

In the last steps they failed to get clearance to go to the mission field…. They got angry with god…

This young man went to work for his dads dentistry and small fledging juice business. The Lord spoke to this man saying "remember your prayer to Work Hard, Manage our resources and share christ with as many as possible….DO it"……….  So this man went to work building this company into a huge conglomerate, donating millions to fund missionaries all over the world….

Today you know him as Mr. Welch of welchs grape juice company…. 

IT started with a PIVITOAL PRAYER>>>.A focused prayer that not only gets Gods ear, but His heart. After all isnt that what God wants from us, to follow the examp-les laid out by Jesus? So why not pray in that same manner

 

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...
 

does god hear all prayers part 2

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2 chronicles 7 14---- IF my people who are called by my name shall

1. Humble themselves, 2.pray 3. seek my face 4. turn from their wicked ways

THEN 1.   i will hear from Heaven, 2. i will forgive them 3. i will heal their land.

The THEN is a huge transition word. IF we dont do 1-4 then GOD wont do 1-3. so if we dont humble our selves and seek gods face he will NOT hear us from heaven.

 

Proverbs 1: 22-30

Verse 24: Because i have called and you refused, i have stretched out my hand and no one regarded'

Verse 26: I also will laugh at your calamity i will mock when terror overcomes you

Verse 28: Then they will call on me but i wont answer they will seek me , but will not find me.

God will turn away when we cry out to Him IF we have not obeyed …

 I think between yestarday and today God has laid out the requirements for prayer. Last night in out small group it was brought up GOD cant not be in the presence of sin.  And when we pray we are brought to a place where jesus is.  So if we have unconfessed sin in our lifes its immpossable for us to enter a communication with god until we Do as chronicles says and Confess our sin, TUrn FROM OUR OWN WICKED WAYS AND SEEK GODS FACE.

 

 

 


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