Showing posts from December, 2012

The End of the World?

Well, the truth is finally out.  We're still here.  I'm not surprised in the least bit.  But there is something sinister about all of it that disturbs me. I've lived through 88 Reasons (That was back in 1988) I've lived through Y2K I've lived through Harold Camping (1994 and 2011) I've survived the predictions of Jeane Dixon, Pat Robertosn, Jerry Falwell and others. But here is what disturbs me.  All these false prophets have jaded peoples hearts to the truth. There is a day of reckoning coming for planet earth. 1 Thess. 4:16   For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. The Rapture, The Great Tribulation and more will happen.  We don't know when it will happen but it will.  Here is the difference between us and all the others. We don't sell all our stuff, run the credit cards up and have our pets killed and

When The World Looses It's Mind

At the time of this entry 27 people are dead from what will be considered one of the worst school shootings in our countries history. The questions are being asked.  Why?  How?  People are being blamed.  God is being blamed.  Policies and laws will be blamed.  Lawsuits will fly and commentators will pontificate - blah, blah, blah. So let's focus on what we need to do. #1 - Pray For The Families.   This will be a defining moment of their lives.  Never mind that this is the holidays.  What has happen can destroy marriages and families.  Pray for God's grace to descend upon their hearts and lives. #2 - Blame Satan When sin is allowed to run rampant, don't be surprised what it will do.  Remember that the Bible says that Satan seeks to steal, kill and destroy.  Do you get it now?  What breaks our hearts causes hell to rejoice.  Whatever led this young man to do what he did - you'll find sins sticky fingers in the midst of it. #3 - Thank God That You Don't U

Why Are You Going To Church Tomorrow?

Group recently polled church-goers and asked them why they go to church.  Here’s what they found: 51% go to worship God 10% go to learn something new 8% go to feel better 8% go out of duty–”God wants me to” 5% go for their children 4% go to be with friends 2% go out of habit 1% go because a spouse or friend expects them to go The remaining people go for a variety of other reasons. In a recent conversation recanted to me, this person overheard a group of moms who were discussing why they attend a particular, very large church.  Here is what they concluded.  The preaching doesn't convict you.  They don't talk about tithing.  Their kids are in another part of the building.   All the moms were giddy and decided to attend church together. (Leaving their current church homes.)  Is going to church tomorrow more or less about what you will or will not experience?   I am genuinely concerned with the direction that many pastors are taking their church in.