Black Friday Church (Africa)

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Interesting picture.  Long lines outside stores in America for “Black Friday” sales.  American churches in America virtually empty for worship.  And in Africa people walk for hours to hear the Word of God proclaimed.  Actions speak louder than words and a picture is worth 1,000 words.

Where are American’s priorities?

Will Alabama or Notre Dame be the national champions?  Will we fall off the fisical cliff?  Republicans try to regain relevance after losing the presidential election.  Oh… here’s a big one: Who will coach which team in the SEC?  America chose a man to lead the nation who supports murdering babies and same sex marriage.  Last… People pay hundreds to thousands of dollars to go to ball game, but can’t get up to worship God on Sunday?! 

If we don’t get the incongruity of those things, we’re in worse shape than we want to admit.  And what do preachers proclaim from the pulpit?  “How To Have Your Best Life Now,”  “God’s Plan For Success,” and all other kinds of drivil being passed off as preaching God’s Word.

As goes the pulpit… so goes American (Not withstanding God’s providence and sovereignty).

What is church supposed to be about?  Glorifying God.  Proclaiming the Gospel.  Discipling believers.  Prayer.  Godly fellowship.  There are too many things taking place in church that aren’t about the kingdom… and I lay it at the Under-shepherd’s (Pastors) doorstep.

Maybe if the people… God’s people… pressed the preacher for Acts 2:42 type things the church would change.  If the church changes… maybe the community would change.  If the community would change… then the city, state, and country would change.

Thoughts??

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4 comments on “Black Friday Church (Africa)

  1. Faye says:

    If my people who are called by my name…2 Ch. 7:14. We have strayed so far from God. My heart is burdened for our churches, the lack of charity and love for each other and little concern for the lost. Come quickly, Lord Jesus. Sadly, you got this one so right.

  2. Robert says:

    Dead-on Brother Ron. We have to start emphasing The Spiritual model of the church over the business model, then the business model will be taken care of because we will have men whose lives are led in a God centered way. Neon lights on churches is not, and never has been, the answer. Only Jesus Christ and His blood….

  3. Mary Hendrix (Beth) says:

    So right on every point. But I would like to add one more. Not just Pastors but all Christians have a voice and we should use it to defend our beliefs in speech and in deeds.

  4. slave2christ says:

    Thanks for always staying true to the Word of God in the pulpit Pastor! “Many are called, few are chosen”

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