2019 – SATURDAY 17 AUGUST
DOES GOD PLEASE YOU?
So the thing pleased the children of Israel, and the children of Israel blessed God; they spoke no more of going against them in battle, to destroy the land where the children of Reuben and Gad dwelt.
BEWARE BLESSING GOD – JUST BECAUSE SOMETHING PLEASES YOU
WE HAVE IT UPSIDE DOWN
There is a trend in the church at present that everything must be done to appeal to, and please the attendees.
Special effects – amazing coffee stations – luxurious buildings – Sunday funday etc.
This focus is earthy, and not of heaven. Upside down.
WE HAVE IT OUTSIDE IN
The peripheral crowd are now the focus of everything we do. Our preaching must be non-confrontational – and never ever mention hell or judgement.
We now have sinners and backsliders comfortably sipping coffee with total acceptance of their wayward state – under the error we must be loving and kind.
Real love speaks the truth.
Our obsession with bringing outside in – has stopped the church from fulfilling the great commission.
To get the inside out.
GETTING THE INSIDE OUT
Church is for the core – the critical mass of zealous believers. When the core believers are hot for God – they will go into all their world and preach the gospel.
The early church met in the Temple and from house to house.
When your house becomes God’s house – to reach your world with the good news – you will be pleasing to God.
THE REAL QUESTION
DO YOU PLEASE GOD?