Friday, April 17, 2020

Everyday is the LORDS Day, it is His because He made everything that was made, that includes you and I. As I have said I believe that there is going to be an awakening in this land, so preachers need to preach and teacher need to teach the Holy Word of God.

if you will allow me the privilege today, I would like to preach to you for just a minute.

Mark 15:21
And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.

First let’s put the devil in his place, that is behind us not before us. Don’t buy into the lie of the devil that if you make your kids come to church you will turn them off. We all meet people who say they don’t go to church because they were made to as a child. It’s baloney, hog wash and just a plain lie.

What if I said to you that I’m giving up bathing, and eating vegetables, because I was made to as a child. Not going to go outside I might get dirty, not going to do any work, makes me sore, not going to help anyone, they can do it themselves. I’, going to act like an animal, because my parents told me to act like a human being. You see we can all come up with excuses to stay away from God and not go to church.

People rebelled every chance they could, they just be honest about how we never believed what they said. ( the devil made you do it, NO, it was just you). The Bible says to train up a child in the way they should go, to assemble yourselves. Joshua said, me and my house are going to serve the Lord! If your children want to go a different direction after they leave your house, that’s their decision. As long as you live in my house my rules, we go to church on Sunday.

Some may have had some bad experiences at a church, but they shouldn’t blame God for that…they shouldn’t punish God for what somebody said or did…God didn’t do it, so don’t use them or anybody else as your excuse for not obeying God!

Preacher’s stand up and preach on the cross, and some in church have trouble just staying awake! Or they are thinking about lunch, or the week ahead. We have a problem! Our eyes are dry, our faith is old, our hearts are hard, our prayers are cold. We are calloused…the frozen chosen…and God help us to light a fire, and find a passion for the Passion of Jesus!

The preacher studied late into the night, preparing to preach about the cross. He fell asleep at his desk and dreamed about the crucifixion. It was vivid, like he was really there…the sights, the sounds, the smell in the air. He said he watched as a soldier drove the nails into the hand of Jesus, and he winced at each blow. He wanted to put a stop to it, so he said “in my dream I approached the soldier and grabbed his shoulder, spinning him around so I could get a look at him, and when I saw his face I realized, it was me!”

“Were you there when they crucified my Lord? Sometimes it causes me to tremble!” Yes, we were all there!

Don’t allow the death of Jesus to be in vain. If you’ve never been saved, get saved today. Don’t be one spitting in the loving face of the One who hung there for you.

Don’t be a person in the crowd just standing by watch doing nothing. Be Simon. Allow yourself to be compelled to carry the cross and follow Him, to give Him all, to have a passion for the Passion of Christ!

God bless, have a wonderful day, It’s Friday, Sunday is coming.
Be safe, may God give you Love, Grace, and Peace

I love you, God loves you so much more
Pastor Bill