Thoughts and Ramblings

How to get people to serve the Lord
Jesus said in Matt.9:37-38 “then saith he unto his disciples the harvest truly is plenteous but the laborers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest will send forth laborers into his harvest.”
Where do we get laborers for church work? Jesus told us right there in this passage of scripture “we pray for them” He wouldn’t have told us to do it if he didn’t plan on answering the prayer. We simply pray but when we pray we must pray believing not wishful thinking but pray like they will turn up tomorrow. That’s how we must pray, but they will come in his timing.
All though we sometimes over look laborers siting under our noses, some people just need to be asked to do something. I am never afraid to ask someone to do something in the church. You’re not just asking them to do something for the church; you’re asking them to serve the King of Kings the Lord of the Harvest, notice who’s harvest Jesus said it was “Into His harvest” it is his harvest, it is His church. When you ask someone to do something in the church there are no meaningless task in the church, whatever you ask them could have the potential to impact or change the lives of hundreds or thousands of people there are no meaningless tasks for the Lord.
The problem is we approach it the wrong way we ask them like we are asking them to work for something that doesn’t matter. Everything that we do for the Lord is a great matter.
When we ask someone to serve the Lord we must have the right mind set about it, you’re giving them the opportunity to serve the Lord the King of Kings, you’re not just asking them to work for the church. Approaching it with that mind set it means a lot more than just asking someone to do something for the church, you are asking them to serve God, and no one should feel guilty about asking others to serve the Lord that gave his life, took their sin, paid there sin debt, and rose from the dead and is now alive for ever more sitting at the right hand of God and one day will come back to receive his own. God help us get back in the service of the King who is able to do exceeding and abundantly above all we ask or think
We must change our mentality about the things dealing with the church, the world has humanized Christ and I think the church has also. Christ is God we will all one day bow the knee and say Christ is Lord. There is no other name under heaven whereby we shall be saved. Christ built the church not man the church is an institution created by God in heaven, man has built buildings and called them churches but the real church exist everywhere Christians gather together whether it is in a basement or a cave or in the middle of the desert somewhere, Christ should be the center of attention in the church. Once the churches of America put Christ back in the center instead of rock concerts and plays and dramas and productions made by man, the power will be back in the church, the church lost its power when it let the world in. I have read about revivals that changed entire towns and spread across America back when preachers preached on sin and repentance and that hell is real and Christ is the only way to get there. But now there are preachers heretics that say there are many ways to heaven. Well they will find out one day the bible says the way is narrow. And the bible says what it means and means what is says. I just pray Christians will get back to God then the power would come back. There was a time when the church had power over the world now the world is using the church like a door mat they let the Ten Commandments be thrown around like some type of toy to be played with. There is still power in those words; you tell me what’s wrong with,
Thou shalt not kill (Murder) Thou shalt not commit adultery Thou shalt not bare false witness and the other 7 you can find them in Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5 most folks that stand up for the Ten Commandments can’t find them in the bible that is why I wrote the reference down so you could look them up. Back to the question what is wrong with them that they are so bad you have to take them down that no one can see them? Well that is my thought and ramblings but they are important thoughts and ramblings I pray someone would take them to


Complacancy in the 21st century Church

The difference in our day and earlier days in our country is the dependence upon God, The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, “Israel”, we have moved away from the dependence on him to dependence upon Wall Street, we all want to know how the Dow Jones did to-day or what ever your invested in, Oh we go to church because it is the right thing to do. but do we listen to the man of God when he delivers the message God has given him for his people? We have become complacent disinterested in the things of God. We have let a few people take down the Ten Commandments from our schools and look what that has gotten us. At least when they taught them in the class room there was an absolute right and an absolute wrong, now they say what is right for one may not be right for another. Well in my moral compass “Thou shalt not kill” “murder” is still wrong, Thou shalt not steal is still wrong, Christians have become so complacent about their religion they sit by and let the “aclu” go ahead and take them from us, if there were as many Christians in this country that say they are Christian that would have never happened.There use to be a time in America when the Church had Power from God but now we have become a door mat for the world to wipe their feet on. Don’t get me wrong I am still going to church and I am still telling people about Christ, but the majority don’t they sit on their sofas while the atheistic lawyers are up at night figuring out ways to take the church down, which it will never do because Christ said “Upon this rock I will build my church.” and when he builds it satan can’t pull it down.

We are complacent of the “Old time religion” and I am skeptical about the word religion. I believe a man should be spiritual and The bible says That God is spirit and we must worship in him in Spirit and in TRUTH, We have quit praying in the homes across this great nation, God is not a magic gini in a bottle to rub when you’re in trouble he is there for us all the time if we would accept it. The bible says “Greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world”. We have all the power we need if we would do what we are told in the Bible, We should quit doubting the bible and go on and use it to raise our kids and keep it in the center of our homes. Complacent Christianity is hurting the 21st century church. People have lost interest and they have humanized God in such a way that makes him no more than (please excuse the expression) “the man up stares” God is still God and there is only one way to him that is through Christ Jesus and his atonement for our sins on the cross and his resurrection on the 3rd day.

But complacency has stifled the church we used to have 2 week revival meetings now we have 3 day meetings, it takes 3 days to get right with God at a revival meeting, it takes 3 days  to get it going. in our day and time with all the allurements and attractions. We can get more to go to a ball game than we can to church for 1hr on Sunday morning I just wonder if all those professing to be Christians are even Christians at all

The text here is 1 Tim 4:13 “exhortation doctrine”Till I come, give attendance to, attendance to reading, to  , some don’t like the word Doctrine I don’t know why because doctrine is what we believe and teach. Doctrine is so important this is where many veer from the bible and go off on their own teaching. Tickling the ears of others and luring folks away from sound doctrine given in the bible. But some folks like that ear tickling don’t get me wrong I think God wants us to know he loves us and we should preach that he loves us, there is  a real Hell and a real Heaven and you have to know you’re a sinner to be born again so some time or another your going to have to hear a sermon on sin.  We could read our bible and see that for our selves if the TV would shut off some time,

Both the body and the brain have a tendency to be Lazy!  Modern Technology allows and encourages us to put our brains in neutral and let the television, the internet. the video game, or the cell phone do the thinking for us. People boast of being broad-minded but are too lazy to think about what is right. Are you complacent in your service to Christ have you become lazy and disinterested in the things of the Lord? All you have to do is ask for forgiveness and start getting busy for him. He will forgive you no matter how far you have move away from him he is always there ready for you to come back.

Complacent means in a sense half-hearted, cold, having or showing a lack of interest. God Bless you and may you serve him with all your heart.  Start today.