Government Programs? How Do We Best Help the Poor and Needy in Our Communities?

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“Contribute to the needs of God’s people, and practice hospitality.” Romans 12:13

This is a heart issue. We the people of God need to serve God’s people, all of God’s people. How many homeless and very needy people come to your Church on Sundays? Are they welcomed? Are they invited? Cowboy Deacon Charles McCargish at FBC in Reserve, NM and his lovey wife Joan have brought many in need to Church on Sundays. Have you? Do you invite people to Church? Do you give people rides to Church? I have seen so much poverty and death in my years here in New Mexico. People living in filth. People that need clothing, need a bath…….JESUS is the only answer. The Church is to be the hospital for all. Christianity and the Rise of the Hospital in the Ancient World The Church needs to stop preaching to the choir and holding high school pep rallies. The crime issue in America is the same way, hearts need to be changed for JESUS. All of mans laws will not stop crime. Only the ways of JESUS! JESUS made it simple for us…carry out THE GREAT COMMISSION, build bridges of love and trust. The Church is not stressing THE GREAT COMMISSION! It is a command from our LORD! Not a suggestion! One of the most awesome ministries we have here in New Mexico is God’s Warehouse is headed up by Pastor Chuck Aragon! Pastor Chuck and his crew open their doors for all people, for God’s Word and food! No government program!  The American Church loves its programs and it is failing, losing its influence in America day by day, because it does not carry out THE GREAT COMMISSION! It fell in love with itself, is what I think history will write about the America Church. Fancy dancy does not cut it!

How Do We Best Help the Poor and Needy in Our Communities?

Billy Graham: We must put our belief in the one true God, having faith in Him alone. He is the One who spoke into existence the sun, moon, and stars – and, yes, life itself. We must reject the pride of those who teach that man is god, and instead embrace the Man Jesus Christ.

I love this message by Eugene Peterson! It sure does PREACH JESUS!!!! I love to PREACH JESUS!!! You will note there is nothing in here about conspiracy theories! ONLY JESUS!!!!!!!!!! FOCUS ON JESUS!!! ABSORB JESUS!!! Some of you love your politics and conspiracy theories more than JESUS!!!!!!!!! Satan is working overtime to get us all to focus on anything but JESUS! Read the Word of GOD! All the answers are in your Bible, not conspiracy theories! THE JESUS WAY!!! So many Christians are falling away from the TRUTH OF JESUS!

From CHURCHLEADERS:

Here is a text, words spoken by Jesus, that keeps this in clear focus: “I am the way, the truth and the life.” (John 14:6) The Jesus way wedded to the Jesus truth brings about the Jesus life. We can’t proclaim the Jesus truth but then do it any old way we like. Nor can we follow the Jesus way without speaking the Jesus truth.

But Jesus as the truth gets far more attention than Jesus as the way. Jesus as the way is the most frequently evaded metaphor among the Christians with whom I have worked for 50 years as a North American pastor. In the text that Jesus sets before us so clearly and definitively, way comes first. We cannot skip the way of Jesus in our hurry to get to the truth of Jesus as he is worshiped and proclaimed. The way of Jesus is the way that we practice and come to understand the truth of Jesus, living Jesus in our homes and workplaces, with our friends and family.

Eugene Peterson: The Jesus Way Vs. The American Way

Only 6% of Americans have a “biblical worldview,” according to research from notable evangelical pollster George Barna released as part of a new endeavor with the Christian conservative advocacy organization Family Research Council.
According to Barna, “With only six percent of adults embracing the biblical worldview, the importance of the other six out of 10 adults who call themselves Christians but who do not reflect biblical thinking and living cannot be overestimated.” He warned that the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans do not subscribe to a biblical worldview has a significant impact on society.

As we used to say in the old days, “the proof is in the pudding.” I am upset about this as my Daddy always told me to “leave this world a better place than you found it.” Looks dark, doesn’t it. My Daddy and Mommy where from the World War II generation, our greatest generation ever! The Greatest Generation Ever We?…we are responsible for the failing of Christianity in America. We have helped create a mess. We are in Spiritual warfare, and many Christians are fighting it with a garden hose! Too many Christians adopted a political worldview over a Biblical Worldview. Too many Christians have become hateful and created their own Kingdom. Too many Christians fell in love with conspiracy’s. Satan has blinded them. I am so sick and tired of it! We all have been chosen by God to be here for such a times as this, and so many are showing this unbelieving world what it wants to see: CRAZY, MEAN CHRISTIANS! We should be building bridges of love and trust with the unbelieving world. Much harm has been done to the bride of Christ by Pastors and Politicians, supporting politicians who are just plain crazy and unbiblical! You should be very careful and vet your politicians with the Word of God. You should look at the fruit. Bearing Fruit For God We should me working to fulfill THE GREAT COMMISSION! NOT A SELFISH COMMISSION! There is hell to pay for this behavior. We are living it. JESUS made it so simple for us….but we are failing. Church! What have you done with all the resources you have? Fancy dancy has not been the answer. America has so many Christian singing groups, books, tapes, DVD’s, concerts, high school pep rallies, revivals, so many Churches, so many conventions and conferences.. The Church in America loves preaching to the choir! Failure to carry out THE GREAT COMMISSION is the biggest mistake, and loving buildings, walls and fancy dancy……what happened? The Church left the basic teachings and commands of Jesus and fell in love with itself. Jesus walked and carried out The Great Commission……Many have failed to call on the POWER OF GOD! Call on the POWER OF GOD!!! Many go forth with out God’s power. We all need to look into the mirror!

Postmodernism, secularism have increasing influence over Americans’ decision-making: report

By Russell Moore

American evangelicalism is old and sick and weak, and doesn’t even know it. We are bored by what the Bible reveals as mysterious and glorious, and red-in-the-face about what hardly matters in the broad sweep of eternity. We clamor for the kind of power the world can recognize while ignoring the very power of God that comes through Christ and him crucified. We’ve traded in the Sermon on the Mount for slogans on our cars. We’ve exchanged Christ the King for Christ the meme. And through it all, we demonstrate what we care about—the same power and self-leverage this age already values.

Often our cultural and moral and political debates are important. Offering one’s opinion is fine and good, sometimes even necessary. But if American Christianity means our passions demonstrate that these things are most important to us, and to our identity, we have veered into a place we do not want to go. The most important word we have for the world around us, and for the soul within us, can indeed fit on a bumper sticker: “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.”

Charles Stanley and the POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

GET BUSY CHURCH!!!!!!!!

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WOW! POWERFUL!!! Time out to check our souls! Wonderful message from Rob Shepherd. I love posts that make you think, this surely should! Jesus at the center as my brother Jude Sisneros always says!

FROM CHURCHLEADERS:

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Rob Shepherd

When I don’t get my way, I freak. When someone takes something that is mine, I freak. When someone doesn’t agree with me, I freak. As adults we tend to freak out about being left out, not getting what is fair, or not getting our way. It’s easy to view others as idiots when they don’t do what you want them to do. The problem is the people who are idiots in our lives are the very people Jesus wants us to love.

I’m not immune to calling someone an idiot. I can get so fiery passionate about my point that I quickly think, “If you disagree with me you are a card-carrying idiot.”

Our way of thinking is a part of the kingdom we’ve built. And when someone disagrees it’s easy for me to pull out the idiot card. You see, it’s not a matter of if we are building our kingdom. It’s a matter of if we realize in what ways we are building a kingdom of “me.”

10 Signs You Are Living in Your Own Kingdom (and Not the Kingdom of God)

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