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How to Build a God Influencer's Home Pt. V (15 of 16)
Series: The God Issue
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
We're thinking these days from the book of Colossians about THE GOD ISSUE. When we fail to make God the issue in our lives, in our homes, in our church, in our community, in our world, we have failed!
When we start making God the issue, giving a sacrificial offering to world missions is easy.
When we start making God the issue, we become less judgmental and more intentional to invite and bring people on Sundays in order to expose them to the truth of the God of the Bible.
Remember this: every moral issue that's found in our society is a symptom. We cannot win the moral battles by simply attacking the symptom; we've got to find the source. People do what they do because they believe what they believe. First comes belief, then comes behavior. An improper view of God (the source) leads to all kinds of immorality (the symptom.)
That's one reason Julie and I gave more to world missions this morning than ever before: to help people get a proper view of the God of the Bible! That's one reason we gave an additional offering for the ministries of our church: to help people get a proper view of the God of the Bible.
That's why last week I prayed for Melissa, our waitress. When I asked her what I could pray for her about, she looked at me and said, "I have a four year old and a two year old." I said, "Enough said." And as I prayed for her, she stood beside me. She wanted to hear somebody pray for her.
As I walked out, I found her, and said, "Melissa, I don't know where you go to church when you go or if you go, but I would be honored to have you come hear me preach." She smiled and said, "You know, we've been looking for a church. We'll be there."
When God becomes the issue of our life, we become less judgmental and more intentional in reaching out to people who God puts across our path: to help them get a proper v ...
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