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December 3, 2011, 1:48 PM

Stirring Up Love


 

            Paul the apostle wrote in 2 Tim. 3:1-5 (NKJV), “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power.”

            Do you see this?  Could some of these descriptions even fit you?  Do you love yourself more then you love God?  Do you love money more than you love God?  Do you love pleasure more than you love God?  A lot of people who profess to be God’s people have done what the writer Hebrews tells us not to do in Hebrews 10:25 (NKJV), “not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.”  Why do people who profess to be God’s people forsake the assembling of themselves together?  Most of the time it’s because they love pleasures more than they love God.  This can be hobbies they love, sports, yard work and such.  It can be sleeping in or just taking it easy.

            Jesus said in Matthew 24:12 (NKJV), “…..the love of many will grow cold.”  Has your love grown cold?

            Perhaps this Christmas your love can come alive once again.  John 3:16 tells us, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”  We are told in John 1:14 (NKJV), “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”   The thought of God becoming man sends awe through my soul.  Since God loved us so much how could you and I allow our love for Him to grow cold?  Will you allow your love for God to live again?

 

                                                            In the Love of Christ,

                                                            Bro. Dudley

 



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01-16-2014 at 4:33 PM
Larry Cominsky
Psalms 84:10
For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
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October 31, 2011, 4:28 PM

Whose Counsel Are You Following?


One of my deepest concerns about Christians, particularly those I pastor, is where do they get their counsel.  Who do they go to for advice?  Do they get their counsel from godly men and women or do they get it elsewhere.  The very first verse in the book of Psalms has a word for us.  The verse reads Psalm 1:1 (NKJV), “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly….”  There are a lot of Christians who walk in the counsel of the ungodly.

What constitutes an ungodly person?  Could this person be an atheist?  Maybe, but not necessarily!  Could this person be an immoral person?  Maybe, but not necessarily!  Could this person be a devious person?  Maybe, but not necessarily!  This person could well be a good moral individual.  This could be a hard working man, committed to providing for his family.  This person could be a man who loves his wife and his children and would gladly give his life for them.  So what constitutes an ungodly person?  An ungodly person is a person who has no thought of God or God’s will in their life or the decisions they make.  An ungodly person is a person who has no time for God in their life.  An ungodly person has no room for Christ or His church in the life they live and the things they do.  In short, God is not on their list of priorities.

When someone who belongs to God gets involved with the ungodly in anything they are unequally yoked.  Paul said in 2 Cor. 6:14 (NKJV), “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers.  For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness?  And what communion has light with darkness?”  The counsel of the ungodly will lead you away from God’s people and ultimately away from God.  It does not necessarily have to be “bad” things they lead you into.  They just lead you to the place where there is no room left in your life for God.

When you come to the place where there is no room for God in your life you are on a downhill spiral and you will not finish well.  Whose counsel are you following?

 

                                                            In the Love of Christ,

                                                            Bro. Dudley

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