Good morning Team Jesus! This is the House of Hope! I am Pastor Dewey Moede.
Dr. Jim Denison says: Secularism continues to grow in the US. According to Pew Research, roughly three in ten Americans have no religious affiliation of any kind. Younger generations are less engaged in church than their parents; many committed Christians are not active in a local congregation.
How is this radical secularism working for us?
Consider this statement by the Wall Street Journal editorial board: “The world is entering the most dangerous period since the Soviet Union collapsed, and perhaps since the 1930s.” The editorial focuses on geopolitical dangers, but we could add the opioid epidemic and other “deaths of despair,” deepening political sectarianism that threatens democracy, and the escalating crime rate in the US.
Only 6% of Americans have a Biblical Worldview!
Are you deeply rooted in JESUS! Or are you deeply rooted in the world? If you are not deeply rooted in Jesus you are going to be swept away by the world. Satan is having is way with many in America! Even the Church has a rap sheet, which grows everyday it seems!
Love this from the National Day of Prayer:
“HAVING BEEN FIRMLY ROOTED AND NOW BEING BUILT UP IN HIM AND ESTABLISHED IN YOUR FAITH” COLOSSIANS 2:7B
So many times, we read through sections of scripture too quickly. We don’t pause to let the truth ‘soak in’ to our souls. Having ‘been’ … past tense, accomplished. God did it, accomplished it, now it is done. WE who have believed, have ‘been’ firmly rooted in Him, the Lord Jesus! And NOW, we are being, present tense, ‘built up’ upon that firm rooting that He has already put into place. That is a firm position. Remember the old hymn, “How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord, is laid for your faith in His excellent Word!” We can exalt Him because of what He HAS DONE, IS DOING, and WILL DO in our lives! We could just stop there and say, ‘Amen’ … but there is so much more in these words.
FGGAM Shares a Biblical Worldview Everyday:
“The Biblical worldview says there is a God—One who is personal, powerful and caring—who created the world and everything in it. It states unequivocally that man is created in God’s image, living in essence as God’s co-regent over creation. Mankind—born and unborn, rich and poor, able and disabled—has intrinsic worth. Almighty God is a sovereign God, ruler over nations, states, empires, and governments. He is to be worshiped and obeyed through the precepts and principles revealed in His infallible Word. He not only exists, but He is sovereign over all of history according to His wisdom and purposes, and He is intimately involved in every aspect of life.”