Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
"And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you." 1 Corinthians 12:21 (KJV)
As a Pastor it is sometimes a little embarrassing plugging one's church service and reminding the congregation that "we would really like it if everyone could show their support for..." that special meeting you have been praying over and burning the midnight oil in preparation for. However, being part of a local congregation and finding your role in that gathering of Believers, is an important part of what it means to be a Christian.
•The body of the congregation is incomplete.
•Your voice is not heard in the worship and singing of the saints.
•You cannot actively serve others who may need your gifts.
•You cannot contribute in the offering.
•You do not receive the Word of God in a preaching format.
•You miss out on corporate prayer.
•You forfeit fellowship with other believers.
•You send a message to the youth that missing church is acceptable.
•You make it easier to miss the next week, and then the next.
•You become susceptible to apathy and indifference.
•You make it harder for others to bear the weight and burdens of ministry.
•You miss opportunities to share your own struggles with the saints of God.
•You cause unnecessary worry for your pastor, teacher, staff, and leaders.
•You miss out on altar invitations, life-changing decisions, and spiritual experiences.
Friday, 8 November 2013
When it comes to fairness, it is significant how this society, and particularly the present government, have redefined that word. Many of those who are calling for fairness and tolerance have actually become the least tolerant members of our society. They have in fact become the heralds of a new politically-correct dawn; one that author Jonah Goldberg rightly defined as “Liberal Fascism.”
|Dr Alan Clifford|
” Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20 (KJV)
For more information on the influence of hostile Secularism, please watch the following video.