It is so very important to show appreciation to your Pastor. They give their life to God and you. They are on call 7 days a week. They are like a fireman, always ready to answer the call. I grew up with a Daddy who was a volunteer firefighter, Dad always was on call, even thou he worked 14 or more hours a day. Pastors get wore down in this world more than ever. It has taken me more than a couple of days to get my tank full after 2 days of the ‘Soldiers of The Cross’ conference, I emptied my cup….then I officiated a funeral on Monday….Finally I am getting back…..I have to fill up on the Lord and not the world we live in. My Daddy and Mommy gave it all they had for God and people when they lived here on earth….I am trying to follow in their godly footsteps.
I have been mentored by many outstanding Pastors, I am so very blessed. I cannot list the names, because there are so very many, and I will miss some if I start a list. God has blessed me so with many godly mentors. Pictured above is Pastor Paul Holt of the First Baptist Church in Magdalena who has been a mentor to me for about 15 years. Pastor Paul has done more for me than I can ever write! Seminary can never match what I have learned from Pastor Paul and all the wonderful Pastors who have blessed me and Sharon. It takes a team, Pastor Paul is blessed with such an angel in his wife Jo and I am also so super blessed by my wife super angel Sharon. It takes a team for God. Our spouses sacrifice much in our effort to serve God and people. This Sunday I am the guest speaker at Pastor Paul’s Church! What a godly honor!
Too many take Pastors for granted.
If you live in New Mexico or southern Colorado you missed an awesome Men’s Conference this past weekend! The “Soldiers of the Cross Men’s Encounter” was held at New Beginnings Church in Albuquerque Friday night and Saturday. FGGAM was so super blessed to take part! My message was on “EGO” Edging God Out! Many men have put God aside, as our nation has. Oh My! Many men told me that the conference “WOKE THEM UP” PTL!!!! It is time for men to be men of GOD and not of this world we live in! PTL!!! AMEN! The world is going to hell in a hand basket, MEN NEED TO BE MEN OF GOD!!! I will be giving updates from time to time on “The Soldiers of Cross.” Get involved!! Time to get off you ‘duff’ and serve God and your family!
Matt Chandler once said, “We’ve got a lot of boys with beards these days,” and I believe these words speak powerful truth.
Our world is constantly throwing out ideas of what it means to really be a man. The reality is that everyone has their own opinion, but as a Christian, the only blueprint men should mimic their life after is that of the Bible. To know what a true man is, we need look no further than the life of Jesus Christ himself. Makes sense doesn’t it? As the Son of God, Jesus is the epitome of manhood, manliness and what we should strive for in our attempt at being a reflection of true maturity in Christ.
George Barna: “Too often, it seems, people who are simply religious, or regular churchgoers, or perhaps people who want a certain reputation or image embrace the label ‘Christian,’ regardless of their spiritual life and intentions.”
Pastor Dewey: America is crumbling…..it may survive but things will continue to get worse as people walk away from Jesus. America needs TRUE REVIVAL, will it take place? I hate to think what America will look like even in 3 months. Sharon and I have children and grand children like many of you. We are failing our children. Please Pastors no more HIGH SCHOOL PEP RALLY’S!!!! This is SPIRITUAL WARFARE!!! Satan is not playing games, he is destroying our country!!! Understanding Spiritual Warfare
Just 9% of self-identified American Christian adults hold a biblical worldview. I see it everyday! I hear it everyday! Satan does not hide anymore, he is all over! I was sharing yesterday at the Open Bible Ministry Church in Los Alamos that we all need to invite people to Church every Sunday, we cannot just sit back and complain. There was a lady yesterday in Church looking for a Pastor that speaks from a Biblical Worldview. Many are searching and many are being swept away by Satan. We need more Pastors like Pastor Paul Jaramillo. He is running for school board in Los Alamos to make a difference in the Kingdom. We all need to fulfill the Great Commission. Mature Christians need to seek the Lord to see if they should run for public office. What good are we if we do not stand for LIFE??????? For God’s babies????? What good are we????? The Church and Pastors cannot even unite for God’s babies!!!??????? I told the folks yesterday I envision Jesus giving me a report card when I get to heaven! It keeps me in check with my Lord.
OH LORD I CRY OUT FOR MATURE PASTORS AND CHRISTIANS! CHURCH LEADERS: You don’t divide your life into “secular” and “sacred” compartments. Instead, you rather enjoy communion with Him in all areas of your life—work, recreation, church and parenting. Toward that end, you regularly practice spiritual disciplines (e.g., meditation on Scripture, silence, solitude, community, confession, worship) to position yourself to practice His presence all throughout the day.
According to a new report from Arizona Christian University’s Cultural Research Center (CRC), just 9% of self-identified American Christian adults hold a biblical worldview. Even fewer (6%) hold a biblical worldview and consistently apply biblical principles to their lives.
The CRC says findings from its latest American Worldview Inventory show the need to nurture what the center calls “integrated disciples” of Jesus. “‘Christian’ has become somewhat of a generic term rather than a name that reflects a deep commitment to passionately pursuing and being like Jesus Christ,” says CRC research director George Barna. “Too often, it seems, people who are simply religious, or regular churchgoers, or perhaps people who want a certain reputation or image embrace the label ‘Christian,’ regardless of their spiritual life and intentions.”
I have met Charles Stanley twice in my life! He and his ministry have had a tremendous impact on my life. What a message for such a time as this!
October 06, 2021
The Danger of Ignoring the Word
Putting together a toy or a piece of furniture rarely goes as smoothly as expected. This is especially true if we don’t read the instructions. Perhaps they’re too long or difficult to understand, so we ignore them. Then we wonder why the project doesn’t turn out right.
This is how many believers live the Christian life. They try to figure it out without referring to God’s Word. The Bible is too long, they think, and it would take years to gain a basic understanding of the contents; there just isn’t enough time to read it. Furthermore, it strikes them as complicated and difficult to understand.
But ignoring the Word of God is dangerous. When we stop reading Scripture and applying its principles, we don’t just stand still; we actually start drifting away from God. Peter tells us to long for the Word so we may grow in respect to our salvation (1 Pet. 2:2). And don’t forget, the indwelling Holy Spirit will bring understanding.
If your desire is to glorify God and overcome worries, fears, and sin, then Scripture must be your priority. Reading, studying, and applying the Word may require sacrifices, but the reward of knowing your Savior better and living a life pleasing to God is worth it.
Bible in One Year: Matthew 11-12