Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Please join the Preschool and Children’s department as we pray for God to awaken the hearts of the parents within our community and our church. Every minute of every day there is a battle raging for the hearts, minds and attitudes of each family member within our community and within our church. Please pray that as parents we start focusing on the eternal matters of life and not the temporary matters of the flesh. We need to come together as one body united in Christ. There is nothing more the Devil desires than to divide us by tempting us with selfish desires. We must stand firm and stand together against the Devil’s schemes!

Monday, December 17, 2012

A Few random thoughts for the day:

I have been working my way back through the New Testament lately and I ended up in my avid coffee drinking wife's favorite book of the Bible Hebrews.

Chapter 2 especially caught my attention today.  Verse one states "we must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away".  

In our ever growing A.D.D. world (squirrel) have we lost the capacity to pay careful attention or do we consciously decide not to pay careful attention to the spiritual warfare that takes place around us daily. We often times stick our heads in the sand and try to not make decisions based upon eternal matters.  We act as if matters of eternal consequent are secondary to temporal acts of the now.   I think we try our best not to pay careful attention because if we did we might not make the all the same choices and we might not be able to keep up with the Jones' as our flesh compels us to do.  

What are we to pay careful attention to?  The Bible compels us to pay careful attention to the message of the Gospel and Christ's redemptive work on the cross.  According to 2 Corinthians 5: 17 if you are saved in Christ then you are a new creation. the old is gone and the new has come.  We are to pay careful attention to how we represent Christ as new creations and to how we sacrificially love others.  We are to play close attention to weather or not we are producing the fruit of the Spirit through our actions and behaviors.     

As you look at your life have you paid careful attention?