AMERICA; THE R 3-20 CHURCH?

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“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and He with Me.”

I have always used this verse as part of my soul-winning stategy. In fact, it is a true statement of the picture of Christ knocking on the door of one’s inner-most being…the soul.
Very nice and very comforting.
And……………………………………………………………

It works.
The only problem is that Jesus wasn’t speaking to the lost when He said those words…He was speaking to the Church of Laodicea.
The ‘LUKEWARM ‘ Church.
Hmmm…………………………………………………..

Gibson, Epiphone, Fender, Hagstrom, Gretsch, Ibanez, Schecter, Dean, Les Paul, Stratocaster, Telecaster, Mustang, SG

JESUS

Marshall, Orange, Fender, Peavey, Ampeg, Vox, Behrenger, Roland, QSC, Crown, Mackie, Alesis, Crest

JESUS

Yamaha, Korg, Kurzweil, Casio, Roland, Moog

Jesus

Premier, Tama, Sabian, Pearl, Ludwig, Zildjian, Paiste, Remo

JESUS

JBL, Eminence, Jensen, Celestion, Cerwin-Vega, Electro-Voice, Harbinger, Community

Jesus

What name or names do you go to church on Sundays to see? Sometimes I wonder if we might be doing it wrong here in America. Don’t get me wrong…I’m all for high energy worship levels. In Fact, when Israel would worship corporately…..
THE GROUND WOULD SHAKE!!!

But………………………………………………….
Where does the worship of the King of the Universe end and entertainment begin?
To tell the truth; it depends on where you are standing/sitting; on the stage or in the pews.
And THAT’S not necessarily saying what you think it is.

I think it was Martin Luther that said something to the effect that; If you’re not preaching the Gospel in the context of your society….You’re not preaching the Gospel!!!

Are you in the pews wanting to be on the stage?
When you go to church…are you placing yourself on the stage of your own mind saying ‘look God, I’m here…look what I am doing
And, for all you talented musicians and singers across this great land who lead us in worship Sunday mornings….
Please ask yourself who you are playing/singing for.
Always make it right with Him and He will accept it.

I gotta admit…where I attend church, the worship time is incredible.
BUT….can I be honest with you?
It’s not up to the band or singers to make the worship sweet and true.
It is up to the individual who enters in.
Enter into His gates….

A few years back I was the entertainment at a certain denominational church. It was a celebration and awards ceremony for all the achievements that were made the previous year. As I sat and watched the award ceremony something really began to be clear to me. That church was celebrating themselves. Not Jesus.
His name was never mentioned by the people there one time…

Is the Lord Jesus Christ knocking on the door at your church?
Please let Him in and then worship Him in spirit and in truth.
However your church does it.

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