Before It's Too Late
As you can see, we're not in Colossians today, because the Lord led me to something He wants us to see, and for us to put into application in our lives. Personally, I would just as soon not preach this message, First off, because it hit me in my heart, but I must, because number one, God has given this word to me, and second, as a pastor, I am responsible to speak the Word that God gives me, even when He is showing us that we need to make corrections.
Folks, God loves us, and He reminded me that those He loves, just like a loving Father, those He also chastens. All of us who know Him, already KNOW that He has proven His love for us. Namely, because He, the Lord God, Himself, loved us so much that He came and died for our sins, in order that you and I might have life eternal by trusting in Him. BUT, since the Lord loves us that much, the question we must ask ourselves, is this - where is our love for Him? Why is it that the Christian today does little to show and little to return that love to Him? One glaring example comes to light. Why are we Christians not obedient to the Great Commandment and the Great Commission? Why are we Christians so unwilling to serve Him in His church? Why is it that we Christians are so unwilling to come together to pray as a church family for the many needs of the body, for the many serious needs of the church, and for the need for our country to return to the Lord?
The Lord says that if we love Him we will obey Him. So then, where is that LOVE evidenced to Jesus Christ in our obedience?
These past weeks, we've been looking at this exact issue with most of our Sunday School teachers. And what we've come to see is that there is a desperate need for the Sunday School to get back to being a lot more than just a study group - the Sunday School must get back to her Biblical purpose of having a Great Commission Vision. Our teachers have really been moved to seeing ju ...
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