We have dead churches all over the world, or at least the part I am familiar with.¬† These churches are not dead primarily because of incorrect doctrine, apathy, lack of enthusiasm, lack of service, etc.¬† Those are all symptoms of the real problem.¬† The real problem is that there are too many dead people in our churches.¬† Jesus said, ‚ÄúYou must be born again.‚Äù¬† Jesus also told us that we would have tares with us until the end.¬† We just have to co-exist with the tares.¬† Attempting to...
In Matthew 22:1-14, Jesus told a parable about a king who gave a wedding feast for his son. The guests received at least four invitations but turned the invitations down for various trivial reasons. Verse three plainly states the real reason: they were unwilling to come. My own personal observation of this verifies that assessment. People, myself included, generally find time, money, and resources to do that which they are willing to do, i.e. what they want to do.
That does not mean we don’t sin but rather that when we do sin, we are out of character. Second, if we have seen Christ clearly, all divisions (prejudices) will be removed from our lives. Third, we will live lives of thanksgiving and praise to God. Fourth, we will have Christ centered relationships. Fifth, we will have a missionary heart like God. This last characteristic of a person who has seen the Savior clearly is very important.
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Selecting a term
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