The world is in shambles today. More examples of riots, racism, terrorism, bigotry, class warfare and social unrest are in the news every night. Everyone is talking about the problem, but no one seems to have the answer. New laws and politicians are not the answer. You cannot legislate righteousness. You can preach righteousness. God’s people cannot be silent on the issues of the day. The world needs the Light desperately. It’s time to look to God’s Word for the solution.
For more in-depth content on this subject, the full audio of a recent sermon is at the end of this post.
God sees the world differently.
Most people in the world focus on differences and declare one segment of society better or more deserving than another.
One group is declared more worthy, deserving and therefore protected by special rules or unique liberties.
Rich vs. Poor
Old vs. Young
White vs. Black
American vs. Mexican
Police vs. Minority
There are much more examples of class warfare. I’m sure you can think of a few not listed here. While it is true that we have problems in each of these areas that need to be addressed, pitting one group against another is not the answer. We don’t need a revolution. We need revival!
Jesus taught that a kingdom divided against itself cannot stand. There are those that have found that inciting division is a way to increase their power and wealth. We must not fall for their devices. (more…)
I enjoyed spending time with Pastor John Wilkerson, Jody McManus and Paul in the radio studio.
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Sermon Review – Sunday, January 24, 2016
According To Your Faith Be It Unto You
The Sunday morning message was entitled “According To Your Faith Be It Unto You” from Matthew 9:18-29.
“While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. ”“And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples. ”“And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: ”“For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. ”“But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour. ”“And when Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, ”“He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. ”“But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose. ”“And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land. ”“And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us. ”“And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord. ”“Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.”
The word “according” means “to harmonize” or “to adjust one thing to another”. (more…)
Gov. Chafee is in the news again this year with his antics about Christmas.
Let’s pray for him and all of our politicians & courts to stop the madness.
What to Do When the Mighty Fall
2 Samuel 1:17-27
(17) And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son:
(18) (Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jasher.)
(19) The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen!
(20) Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Askelon; lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.
(21) Ye mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew, neither let there be rain, upon you, nor fields of offerings: for there the shield of the mighty is vilely cast away, the shield of Saul, as though he had not been anointed with oil.
(22) From the blood of the slain, from the fat of the mighty, the bow of Jonathan turned not back, and the sword of Saul returned not empty.
(23) Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.
(24) Ye daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, who clothed you in scarlet, with other delights, who put on ornaments of gold upon your apparel.
(25) How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Jonathan, thou wast slain in thine high places.
(26) I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.
(27) How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!
The world of many Christians has been shaken this week with two great blows. The unthinkable fall of one mighty man of God and another mighty man of God leaving a thriving church unexpectedly. The circumstances are different, but the results of hurt, disbelief and injury to the cause of Christ are the same. Every generation must face the pain of fallen heroes. Many in our church are young Christians and have never felt this type of pain, while others who may be more mature have been insulated from this unusual kind of hurt. America is replete with born-again believers sitting on the sidelines of God’s work because they do not know how to handle the unimaginable disappointment of fallen leaders. I thank God for the army of Christians who have served God for many years through many dangers, toils and snares while the amazing grace of God has kept their eyes firmly fixed on our worthy Lord. (more…)