Let’s Get Back To Being The Church (Also with Audio)

Sitting here at my desk scrolling through the blog reader I’ve come across some interesting headlines.  Some of the headlines where positive and others where not so positive.  

However, the conclusion I have drawn while reading these headlines were that the church and the outside world is in trouble.

The Church in my opinion has become so self consumed with keeping sin out that we no longer recognize the speck in our own eyes.  

We no longer understand that Christianity is not a club for the elite in Christ but a place for the broken, humble and the weak.  

Yes, homosexuality is wrong but so is adultery, looking at people lustfully, lying, stealing and being lazy are sins as well…  I am reading alot of things that are totally lost of love.  I believe that marriage is between and man and a woman.  I believe homosexuality is not of God.

 But I also believe living with a woman or a man that is not your spouse is sin, or looking at pornography…etc..  God hates all sin and I hope we remember that.

I guess I am getting tired of the all the crap that we are calling the church.  We have operated in so much anger and self-righteousness at times, all in the name of Jesus.  Have we lost the love of Christ in trying to enforce the Bible?  

We should be running to open our doors for the lost sheep that have found themselves broken, lost and confused.  But it seems that we are saying if the one lost sheep doesn’t look and smell like us then you are on your own.

One of the most segregated times in our nation is on Sunday morning.  We have Black church, White church…race church.  God is not for division.  Jesus calls of the Body Of Christ not a body in Christ.

Sin is sin no matter how we cut it. But love is love that covers the cuts of sin.  What do you mean?  Good question!  I mean stop saying get away homosexual, get way drunkard and start saying come here my brother and sister and I will show you a better way.

We must be more transparent.  None of us that are saved were saved all of our lives and we had somethings that brought us to our knees as well.  

Let us get back to the business of the Church and stop pointing the finger and and directing the lost back to Jesus.

He found us didn’t He?

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Overcoming Pitfalls


This Episode is on Overcoming Pitfalls.  Life will offer to us many things but you can trust that you will face pitfalls.

Nehemiah faced his own set of pitfalls in rebuilding of the wall.  Pitfalls are those unsuspecting traps and snares that come in and turn our lives upside down.  

In this episode I talk about how to overcome our pitfalls in our lives using the biblical text from Nehemiah.

So when your time comes you will know according to the Word of God how to overcome your pitfalls.  

Join me in this teaching entitled, “Overcoming Pitfalls.” 

On my 90 second spot which is a platform where I like to highlight great local talent…We are highlighting Author Pastor Charles E. Maldon’s book:

This is one of four of his books.  This is a good read.  It is so important to know who you are in God.

So check out this episode here and comment on what you think…Thanks and God bless.

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A Proverb a Day 27

Thanks for this post I love that proverb…Well done.

Source: A Proverb a Day 27

Embrace Holy Spirit Change

This is an awesome piece. Thank God for this word. This is Motivational Monday where I highlight great articles. Thanks

Source: Embrace Holy Spirit Change

Not Of This World

Wow what depth in this quote.  However, sadly to say this is true. We the church in some cases have lowered the bar of scripture.  I hear the phrase, “It doesn’t take all that to walk with God.” But if we are to have real intimacy with God then we must realize holiness is required. 

We must forsake the sinful things of this world.

1John 2:15-17 says, “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

I John 2:15‭-‬17 NKJ

So Christians there must be a quick break up with the world so we can find our true love, “JesusChrist.”  Christianity is a lifestyle and life changinging journey.  When we accept Jesus Christ as our Saviour and Lord we are saved at that moment.

However, this is when the work of a true love relationship begins.  We have confessed our love and devotion to Jesus now we must show action of a true love relationship with him.  Talk is cheap.  

What Does A True Love Relationship Look Like?

Well, Jesus said to us, “If you love me, then keep my commandments.”  I love this.  Jesus didn’t ask us to be perfect but he asked us to make a concious effort to live according to his word.  So many people believe that the Christians have to live a life of perfection…wrong!  

Jesus understands that we will never be perfect here on earth.  Jesus understands that we need grace but he also understands that we can live according to his standards.  Jesus wants us to make a real effort not to commit sin. 

It amazes me how many people can be committed to what they want but when it comes to Jesus they say, “Well no ones perfect, God knows my heart.”

Yes, God knows that we are not perfect and he also knows if we are not truly committed to live life according to his will then we won’t be successful.  

We must accept this fact, “We are not of this world.” We are Believer’s.  The Bible says that everyone that has confessed Jesus Christ as Lord is saved and not of this world.

Lord Make Me Over

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Change Starts With You

God make me over? This question I believe can be a clarion call for most Believer’s in Christ. It is this type question we ask God when we truly see who and what we really are.

The Prophet Isaiah said it like this in chapter 6 of Isaiah:

So I said: “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, The Lord of hosts.”
Isaiah 6:5 NKJV

Isaiah saw who he really was on the inside. He looked at God and then with a pure and holy eye looked at himself and came to the conclusion that he was nowhere near that man he thought he was.

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I believe God’s work must first start within if we are to be effective in other areas of our lives.  I think that this is an universal principle.  Whether you are in church, at home or at work change must start within in order to impact your surroundings. We must practice what the scripture says, “Pick up our cross and follow Jesus.”

I believe that God wants us to start his work with us.  Oftentimes, we are looking to change our Spouses, Neighbors, Family Members, Communities and the World.  However, I believe the greatest change must start in the mirror. 

The greatest opportunity for change and progress is you.  Yes, you are your greatest opportunity for progress in and out of your life.  If we want to light up the world we must first become a beacon of light.

It is ashame to see someone trying to spread happiness and they are not happy themselves. When you look at them you can see that they are so bitter, mean and angry.  Have you ever witnessed someone in the service sector with a nasty attitude?  It really dampens the experience doesn’t it?

You may say to yourself, “Maybe, you would do better becoming a lemon salesman because you suck at customer service.”

It is the same with us. We must be the change that we want others to become.  The greatest thing about changing ourselves is that, if anyone else doesn’t follow its okay.  You are your greatest priority apart from God.

We can’t become good friends, spouses, employees or servants if we are not willing to put in the time becoming and being those things we want to see in others.

If we want to preach godliness we must practice godliness in secret and in the open we won’t have to pretend.  We would just be godly because we have put in the time to change.

So be the change you would like the world to see.

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