Friday, November 2, 2012

Progresssive Church Commercial

This commercial is actually a 2010 Emmy Award Commercial. They say "Someone who makes you laugh is a comedian. Someone who makes you think and then laugh is a humorist." I love humor, humor can say so much, in fact maybe at times it says more than I realize when I forward something I thought was funny.  I struggled with posting of todays video, as yes, its funny and well done- but it also drives home a point that most could not say or admit is happening. The Bible has a lot to say about luke warm christians and end times. Some even wonder if the "church" is asleep". I have heard it compared to Jonah. Jonah was not only running away from God, but was asleep, while a storm was going on, a storm that caused the captain to wake him up and say "don't you care that we perish while you are asleep? Pray to your God." Others think the church has been taken over by false prophets? Is our country in a storm now, and is the church asleep?  I am proud of our church, pastor, district and headquarters. Pray for our Nation.  Your vote is important and needed. Vote Your Values. You are the Church- the world is watching how you vote on Tuesday. and yes, I think our country is in a storm.
Just Going to church does not make you a Christian anymore than standing in a garage makes you a car.

I asked God: "Why are you taking me through troubled waters?", He replied: "Because your enemies can't swim"

Sins are like Credit cards- enjoy now......PAY LATER!

If you are not hungry for God, you are probably full of yourself.

Pray without ceasing, because satan is preying without ceasing.

Ignoring God Leads to a Downward Spiral
Romans 1:18-23 But God’s angry displeasure erupts as acts of human mistrust and wrongdoing and lying accumulate, as people try to put a shroud over truth. But the basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes and there it is! By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, people have always been able to see what their eyes as such can’t see: eternal power, for instance, and the mystery of his divine being. So nobody has a good excuse. What happened was this: People knew God perfectly well, but when they didn’t treat him like God, refusing to worship him, they trivialized themselves into silliness and confusion so that there was neither sense nor direction left in their lives. They pretended to know it all, but were illiterate regarding life. They traded the glory of God who holds the whole world in his hands for cheap figurines you can buy at any roadside stand.

24-25 So God said, in effect, “If that’s what you want, that’s what you get.” It wasn’t long before they were living in a pigpen, smeared with filth, filthy inside and out. And all this because they traded the true God for a fake god, and worshiped the god they made instead of the God who made them—the God we bless, the God who blesses us. Oh, yes!

26-27 Worse followed. Refusing to know God, they soon didn’t know how to be human either—women didn’t know how to be women, men didn’t know how to be men. Sexually confused, they abused and defiled one another, women with women, men with men—all lust, no love. And then they paid for it, oh, how they paid for it—emptied of God and love, godless and loveless wretches.

28-32 Since they didn’t bother to acknowledge God, God quit bothering them and let them run loose. And then all hell broke loose: rampant evil, grabbing and grasping, vicious backstabbing. They made life hell on earth with their envy, wanton killing, bickering, and cheating. Look at them: mean-spirited, venomous, fork-tongued God-bashers. Bullies, swaggerers, insufferable windbags! They keep inventing new ways of wrecking lives. They ditch their parents when they get in the way. Stupid, slimy, cruel, cold-blooded. And it’s not as if they don’t know better. They know perfectly well they’re spitting in God’s face. And they don’t care—worse, they hand out prizes to those who do the worst things best! (From The Message Bible)