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Sunday, February 12, 2017

It sure was great to be back in the Lord’s house this Sunday.  Sorry for not blogging last week but I was at home sick.  So yes, it was great to be back in the Lord’s house this morning.  There is nothing like being in God’s house, I sure do miss it when I am not there.  This morning we had 10 kids to ride the bus.

 

This morning for Sunday school we looked at God’s love since Tuesday is Valentine’s Day.  God is love so He is the best one we can look at for love.  God loves us so much, and He loves every person that has ever been born and that will be born in the future.  Love is caring for someone, trusting someone, doing good, it is to be pleased with; to regard with affection on account of some qualities or deeds in someone.  As a Christian we should love every person.  No, it’s not always easy and sometimes we don’t love, but we should strive to love as God loves.  In Romans 8:39 we see that God says U R MINE.  Nothing can separate from the love of God.  In John 3:16 God says I ♡ U.   God loves us so much and He loves the whole world.  There is not a person that God doesn’t love.  In 1 John 3:16 God says He is ALL 4 U.  He is all for us because He loved us to death.  He loved us enough to die on a cross to pay our sin debt so that we wouldn’t have to go to hell.  In Romans 5:8 God says He is REAL ♡.   He is real love because He has loved us since day one and there is nothing we have ever done or can ever do that will cause Him to not love us.  In Ephesians 5:2 God asks us if we GOT LUV?  Do we really truly love others like we are supposed to, like God wants us to?  In Jeremiah 31:3 God says His love is 4EVER LUV.  God loves us with an everlasting love, a love that will never fade.  Lastly in Romans 8:28 God says that it is ALL GOOD.  All things will work out for our good if we love God.  Do you know how much God loves you?  How is your love?

 

This morning Pastor preached out of Psalm 9:17 on “Whose Going to Hell?”  The wicked are going to hell.  Who is the wicked according to the Bible?  The wicked is one that hates the righteous – Psalm 11:2.  They hate the preaching, teaching, singing, and anything that has to do with God.  They build their own churches because they hate the things of God.  They hate the people of God as well.  The wicked always buck the righteous.  They always have their bow bent when the things of God are mentioned, and it is always bent toward the righteous.  A saved person does not hate righteousness, they are convicted by righteousness.  A wicked person is one that hates God – Psalm 10:4.  A person that hates God has nothing about God in any of their thoughts.  When we wake up in the morning and when we make a decision, is God in our thoughts?  The wicked do what they want and live like they want to.  There is no agreement between them and God; they are a total enemy against God.  Thirdly the wicked is someone that loves wickedness and evil – Psalm 12:8.  The word wicked means fierce, or vicious.  The wicked commend the wicked for doing wickedness and evil.  A saved person will never commend someone for living in sin.  Unfortunately wickedness is prevailing more and more today.  Lastly the wicked is a liar – Psalm 109:2.  Do we lie on purpose and not care about it?  The wicked lie and do not take another thought about it because that is who they are.  There is a remedy for the wicked.  The remedy is found in Isaiah 55:7.  If the wicked will forsake his ways and his thoughts God will abundantly pardon them.  He will wipe their wickedness all clear.  God abundantly pardoned us even when He knew who we are and what we’ve done.  Which category are you in this morning?  Are you a saved person or are you the wicked?

 

Tonight Pastor preached on “Don’t Leave Your Sword in Your Sheath” out of Judges 8:18-20.  We are and we will face an enemy.  If we know we have an enemy why are we losing?  The enemy paints up so good that we feel sorry for him.  The only thing in the enemy’s life is “kill.”  The enemy is always there and wants to destroy our lives.  How do we deal with our enemy?  We are not using the Bible on our enemy if we are losing.  If our kids follow us, what are they going to do for God?  We can be a WINNER.  We will also be forced to take action.  This is where the rubber means the road.  Tomorrow we will be faced with an enemy.  We need to learn to kill when we are young and then when we are older we will be mighty warriors in God’s army.  The enemy we face tomorrow could be rebellion, or bitterness, or anything else the enemy charges at us against.  If we are going to have a good marriage, we are going to have to take action and fight for it.  In the battle, there are only 2 things that we can do: 1) Fight or 2) Falter.  There is no middle ground when in a battle.  We are either fighting or we are faltering.  Thirdly we will have fear that must be overcome.  God wants us to whip the enemy to make a fool out of him.  We do not need to fear the enemy.  God knows we can beat the enemy.  God knows we can win; all we have to do is pull out our Bible.  At one point or another we will all be afraid of the enemy, but we can make it and we can win.  Lastly it will determine the future of our life.  Jether missed his opportunity that God gave him, and he may have been the next judge of Israel if we had drawn his sword and slain the enemy.  If we do not fight the ministry of our life may be over.  We may not ever do anything else for God.  It’s time to pull the sword out and take action.  Gideon built a name for God.  What is the story going to be about on our life?  Will it be about us, or about God?  Are you fighting or are you faltering?  Have you drawn your sword or is it still in the sheath?  If you leave your sword in the sheath you may be creating a greater enemy for your kids or grand kids.

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