We are in constant prayer for Albuquerque and the whole world……….
I pray that the ‘Party Patrols’ will help fight crime in Albuquerque. So many of our young people are being killed here in the city. It is such an ongoing tragedy here in Albuquerque. Team Jesus, please be in prayer for Albuquerque it has become so unsafe, so many innocent lives being destroyed. See my other post below.
This is just an awful repeat of the violence in Albuquerque that continues to kill innocent victims. This time a young woman………KOB TV REPORT
Hearts must be changed to change the world we live in. We must fulfill the Great Commission. It is not a suggestion, it is a directive from our Lord. Laws and politicians cannot change this world we live in, only JESUS! Hearts that are given to our Lord. The Church needs to wake up and fulfill the Great Commission, as Pastor Don Kimbro told me a few years back, “We are not baptizing enough people.” How many baptisms has your Church had over the last year?
America has a problem, harden hearts of many! It is an epidemic. So many think they set the standards of life. GOD DOES!!! GOD SETS THE STANDARD FOR EVERYTHING!!! Where did man ever get the idea that he sets the standards?
Does your Church have a plan for people after they get baptized? So many that are baptized, go off into the world and do not have a guide, and go backwards in their faith. I see this all the time, no follow through on the Churches part. You should hear the stories I hear from people that have left the Church! We here at FGGAM try to get people reconnected to a Church. We deal with tough cases. We show the love of JESUS to all! That is the work that ther Lord has assigned us!
As the Church goes, the Country goes…….
Jesus is clearly popular in our culture. Barna research reports that 73 percent of Americans identify as Christians. According to Gallup, that’s far higher than the percentage of Americans who identify as Republicans (26 percent) or Democrats (30 percent). Census data shows that Christians outnumber any racial demographic in our country.
However, while nearly three in four Americans say they are Christians, Barna reports that only 55 percent attended a church service in the last six months. Other studies show that only 23 to 25 percent of us attend three Sundays out of eight.
I want to point out that Abby Johnson, formerly of Planned Parenthood, was won over to Jesus by the love of Jesus, not protests and hate, Read more about the Abby Johnson story and the movie based on her conversion.
Human history shows that the natural mind becomes progressively self-destructive if left to its own desires. People who are directed by their natural minds walk in darkness and have incorrect thinking. Please read Eph. 4:17,18
Why is the World full of evil?
“So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts” Eph 4: 17, 18.
The Scriptures call the mind of the natural man “blinded” 2 Cor. 4:4, “depraved” Romans 1:28, “corrupt” 1 Tim. 6:5, and “unspiritual” Col. 2:18. The natural mind thinks from a humanistic, sin-debased viewpoint. The viewpoint of the flesh directs its thoughts. The sinful mind is under the control of Satan and can never please God because it concentrates on things of the world and not things of the Spirit. The natural mind walks the road of hopelessness and self-destruction.
We the Church, must carry out the Great Commission
Pastor Don Kimbro posted this yesterday……..
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. – Matthew 28:19-20
This passage of scripture, known as the “Great Commission” is how the church has long identified one of Jesus’ closing instructions to his disciples prior to His ascension into heaven.
However, the Barna Research Group recently conducted a study of the U.S. church’s ideas about missions, social justice, Bible translation and other aspects of spreading the gospel around the world and found that when asked if they had previously heard of the “Great Commission,” half of U.S. churchgoers (51 percent) said they did not know the term.
One in four (25 percent), said they had heard the term but weren’t sure what it meant. Sadly, just 17 percent said they knew that the “Great Commission” is Jesus assigning his followers to spread the Gospel. Six percent of churchgoers said they weren’t sure whether they had heard the term before.*
The “Great Commission” spells out one of the central purposes for all believers (see also Mark 16:15-18; Luke 24:44-49; John 20:19-23; Acts 1:8).
After salvation, our lives belong to Jesus Christ who died to purchase our freedom from sin and death (1 Corinthians 6:20; Galatians 3:13; Revelation 5:9). He redeemed us so that we might be used to bring others into His Kingdom, as well. The “Great Commission” is the final instruction of the resurrected Jesus Christ to His disciples to spread His teachings to all the nations of the world.
So, how are we doing church? In some quarters, apparently not very well. Please let that not be said of you and me. Maranatha!