Here’s what I Think

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I think the two most overused words in the church today are “I think.” Do we ever ask, “What does God think?” I think its time to find out what God thinks.

One of the ways to know what God thinks is to ask Him. Isn’t that what prayer and Bible study are for? Let’s spend more time seeking what God wants, willing to follow His leading in our lives and in our churches.

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Call to Worship

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Here’s what I am going to read at the beginning of worship Sunday.

Why are you here? Why are we here? This week I came across this admonition:

“So walk into whatever church, job, house or store you’re gonna walk into this weekend pointing your ever-making-a-big-deal-out-of-stuff HEART at the one true God, and make a Big deal out of Him, and find SATISFACTION in HIM…”

http://jlee268.wordpress.com/2008/04/18/satisfied/

Is that not who we are? Aren’t we “ever-making-a-big-deal-out-of-stuff”? “Stuff” that doesn’t really matter? …our tastes, our preferences, our opinions, our expectations, our looks, our cars, our houses, our jobs, our hobbies… Where are we going to sit? What are we going to sing? What are we going to do? What do I like or dislike? Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera…

Aren’t these little things we are so concerned about? And don’t we often bring preconceived, petty expectations into God’s house? It is so hard for us to take the focus off of ourselves, and make a big deal out of God. That’s why we need so desperately today to ask God’s forgiveness for being so petty, so selfish and so narcissistic. That’s a big word that means “self worship”. Today, let’s not make a big deal out of “stuff.” Let’s make a big deal out of God. And not so much for what He’s done for us, but just for who He is.

Holy, holy, holy Lord God Almighty! The whole universe is full of Your glory!

My first experience writing a blog

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Well, yesterday I entered the blog world. Today, I can’t do anything else. I think I could sit here virtually all morning reading blogs, thinking of things to write, checking out links, reading profiles, managing my blog, and on and on, all for naught, because probably nobody’s going to read it anyway. Thank technology for giving us another way to waste a day. Isn’t that just what we need. Oh well, nuff said. I’ve got to start my laundry.

The Great “OLD” Debate

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I still hear folks debating the issue of using “choruses” or “hymns” in corporate worship. Well, I would like to declare a moratorium on the “hymns vs. choruses” debate. Let’s especially put an end to the “vs.” part of the equation. Folks, let me give you an observed truth and reality. The debate is useless. It should be over, and if we have a problem with either, we need to get over it. Worship in this church, First Baptist Hobbs, NM, and virtually every modern church, uses both, and will continue to do so. Change your attitude. Learn to like new music. Learn some new songs. Do your best to look beyond what you like or don’t like, and see why we use any music in worship: to help us worship God. Don’t offer excuses, offer sacrifices. Don’t be negative, be positive. Don’t be a consumer, be a worshiper. Don’t be a whiner, be a witness for Christ.