Happy Father’s Day!
Sunday morning proved to be a great time for the church to gather together. We were happy to see nearly 160 people in our morning service. Beginning with a robust round of hymns, where everyone sang heartily to the Lord, (I can tell you that doesn’t happen in all churches, even some that would share our faith in Christ) followed by a special sung by our ladies quartet. They reminded us that God is ALWAYS on time for us!
After giving a recap of the marriage of Lex and Nicole Vazquez, Pastor G. preached his morning sermon. He prefaced this time with remarks that let us know that he had some things to say to the men, but that ladies would be able to benefit nearly as much.
The message, “Deep Six” was boldly brought to the pulpit beginning with Prov 8:16 By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.
Righteousness Exalteth a nation
Prov 12:24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.
Pastor told the story of the Livermore firehouse in Livermore, CA. There is a light bulb there that has been continuously burning for 110 years! Since the “Centennial Bulb” was first turned on, the stock market crashed and was reborn, the nuclear age began, two World Wars were fought, cars and planes were developed … and through it all the bulb kept burning.
The question was asked. “Are your burning?” ” Has your light gone out?”
Man has the ability to get fired up, but often it leads to a burning. Sometimes burning in lust as we found in Romans 1:22 – 2:3 The energy of lust is burning intensely in the lives of men (Christian and non-Christian alike)
The enemy’s will is being done while God’s will is not. There are special interest groups that are more organized than the church is (ie: gay rights)
1 Fund it up – the country has so much debt that we are broke. This gets too much of our attention.
2 Find it up – much effort is put into ‘finding’ new galaxies, new lands, new stars, even deeper ocean depths
3 Feel it up – this is our comfort zone. heated socks, heated seats, penthouse apartments and vicarious living through fictional characters, sports, sports ad more sports.
4 Fouling it up – from relationships to God’s MORAL LAW!
What to do about this?
Conquer sin! 2 Thess. 2:3-4
Come out of hiding Men and be strong! Time is running short!
There is MUCH more to this message, but I don’t want to spoil it for you. Listen online or order the CD! You don’t want to miss this one!