Most Sunday Christian treat worship like a fast-food restaurant. They want religion their way- made to order. No one wants to be served anything they did not order; like conviction for their sins. Everyone wants to be made to feel good about themselves and their prospects for prosperity while they are on their way to hell.
Merely declaring Jesus as the Christ means precious little, as Matthew 7:21-23 and James 2:19 attest. Instead, we must make the good confession of Jesus as Christ as a statement of confidence and trust, one whose implications we seek to work out throughout the rest of our lives. By confessing Jesus as the Christ, we confess our allegiance to Him and to His standard; by confessing Jesus as the Christ, we confess that we seek to be Saints of God striving to fight the good fight of faith, keeping All Of His commandments, seeking to lay hold of eternal life. The good confession is as much a call to action and rallying cry as much as the declaration of Jesus’ identity. Let us make the good confession and make good on that confession throughout our lives!
Nobody seems to want to take responsibility for their own ignorance, foolish decisions, choices, careless mistakes or acts of immorality. Someone else is always the blame. Will blaming someone else keep you out of Hell? I don’t think so. Do the right thing. REPENT!
Instructional & Inspirational Commentary (October 28, 2011)
In today’s contemporary Christian church, it appears that “Preaching” has been defined by many as flowery language, rhythmic vocal cadence, theological overtones, anecdotes, motivational stories and harmonious “whooping.” In all of this theatrical clutter, where is the saving Word of God? Would Jesus or his Apostles recognize today’s contemporary sermons as preaching? Is this the divine definition of prophetic utterance or is this a cultural phenomenon masquerading as a spiritual anomaly wrapped up in religious hyperbole?
Forget the mess if you want to pass the test.
OBEY THE WORD!
John 3:3-7; Acts 2:38-42; Ephesians 4:25-30 – [Follow the link below for scripture references.]
Instructional & Inspirational Verse (September 18-24)
1 Corinthians 10:23-24 (NASB)
23 All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all things edify. 24 Let no one seek his own good, but that of his neighbor.
“Just because you can doesn’t always mean that you should.” – Bishop O.W. Prince
Instructional & Inspirational Verse (September 11-17)
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand
“Stand confident in God”.