Say what you want about this research, but to me it points out that the American Church as a whole, is failing to carry out The Great Commission, as I have stated until I am blue in the face. Look at our country, My goodness! The biggest failure of the American Church in the last two decades, is not carrying out The Great Commission! Only 22% of Americans believe they can retell the entire biblical Christmas story accurately!!!! Failure! Yep! Just 4% of Americans have a Biblical Worldview and just 37% of Pastors have a Biblical Worldview, Barna Research…….it sure shows why our country is going to hell. A must read from Pastor Tony Tice: We Need Pastors Who Will be Humble Servants: More Here

PS: I got a call from a lovely lady yesterday asking me if I could fill the pulpit at the  Church she attends. She told me, “I have to tell you that we cannot give you an honorarium.” My goodness! I go wherever God calls me. She said, “We have been turned down by some Pastors because we cannot pay.” Some Pastors have a price list! Even for funerals! God takes care of this! People will give what I call a ‘love offering’ when they are moved by God to do so. I cannot imagine charging people! Jesus gave His life for us all! I have traveled 8 hours on a Sunday and had 5 people in Church. It is a calling from God. We all must be humble servants. God is so very good to me and Sharon, we have nothing to complain about. Amen! Glory to God in the Highest! Money should never get in the way of a ministry that is established by God! God is in charge! Too much money is being spent by many Churches on buildings and cosmetics! Is it to be Hollywood or a House of God?????? Jesus did not go to the cross for Hollywood performances in His Church! Amen! Yes, I am an old man of God.

PS: Pastors need to preach basic Christianity! We need to go back to the basics, because we as a country, have lost the teachings of JESUS! Pastor Ed Solis: Celebrate everyday

Brian Crosby puts the state of the American Church this way:

Our culture, unfortunately, strives to deny the reality of suffering and death. And we continually long to drink from the fountain of youth—expressed in our endless pursuit of Botox treatments, anti-aging cream, cosmetic surgeries, and hair dyes. We cloak funerals as “celebrations” and convey the empty promise that all people end up in heaven (except Hitler and Stalin, perhaps).

Maybe you’re in the throes of affliction or trying to minister to someone who is. One great tragedy of the American church is that we’ve lost a biblical theology of suffering—one that centers on the glory, goodness, and sovereignty of God. We’ve lost an understanding of the reality of suffering as a consequence of the Fall. And we’ve neglected to see how God overrules evil for his greater purposes. God refines us through suffering and uses it to build our faith. More Here

Thanksgiving is the most popular and well-known holiday in the country, topping Christmas and other festive days on the popularity list.

By Aaron Earls

Thanksgiving often seems to be the forgotten holiday, but many Americans want to linger on that last Thursday of November a little longer.

According to the latest YouGov tracking survey, Thanksgiving is the most popular and well-known holiday in the country, topping Christmas and other festive days on the popularity list.

Almost every U.S. adult (98%) says they have heard of Thanksgiving, and 80% say they like the holiday. Far fewer are neutral (13%) or say they dislike it (5%). More Here

Billy Graham: The Birth of King Jesus

One of the passages we read was the second chapter of Matthew, where the wise men came from the East to Jerusalem, following a star. They came into the house of Joseph, fell down and worshiped the Christ Child. The Bible says, “When they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh” (Matthew 2:11).

Jesus Christ was born to be King. His salvation and His Kingdom apply to present-world problems. But His kingship also has future implications. The sovereignty of Jesus Christ extends in an unbroken line throughout the ages. Hidden from view now, He will come again, according to the Scriptures, in God’s time, and He will reign in righteousness.

The wise men of old inquired, “Where is He who has been born King?” (Matthew 2:2). Today wise people in these troubled times are also asking, “Where is He who has been born King?” The Bible says of Him: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). He was King yesterday, He is King today, He will be King tomorrow. More Here

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