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And They Rose Up to Play…

Adoration of the Golden Calf Andrea di Lione, artist

I Corinthians 10:7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.

This Sunday morning, referred to as the Lord’s day in Revelation 1:10, will unfortunately be a time when many who call Him ‘Lord, Lord’ forsake His altar and instead, like the children of Israel at the base of Sinai, will rise up to worship the golden calf gods of this world ie. the beach, the lake, the ball field. They will, like Paul says here, rise up to play.

Would to God they showed as much devotion to the one they have been known to call ‘Lord’.  Many Christians have supposed in this day and age, possibly due to the humanistic style of gospel preaching and teaching, that their happiness is paramount in God’s eyes and that, as long as they ‘love’ the Lord, they can do what makes them happy.  Faithfulness in their intentions rather than actions is considered sufficient.  They suppose that being faithful to God’s house is not as important as being faithful to tell others they love the Lord and His church.  Many have supposed that being a faithful servant or bearing the disciple’s cross is archaic and no longer required of the modern American Christian.  Why is this?  Why, my friends, would you suppose that when we have scriptural evidence to the contrary?  Take Luke’s gospel for instance: Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Beyond This Point There Be Dragons – 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

Introduction

Our title comes from a very old map of the world I had the chance to see some time ago.  It was from the 1500s when much of the world was still unknown, and, the existence of sea monsters was widely accepted.

In our world today we have satellite imagery covering every inch of the globe but there are still territories where beyond their borders there is great danger.

Recently, where I attend church, we had a guest speaker from Frontline Missions International.  I must say this was the most eye opening and convicting view of global missions I have ever been a part of.  This organization targets those areas deemed “closed” to ministry. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 12, 2013 in Lessons from A Servant

 

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