Broken Body

Every Sunday across American we have churches almost on every corner gearing up for morning services.  Whatever flavor you want with worship or preaching style  you can find it.  Our issue in American churches today is that we are more concerned with entertainment and flair to draw people in than encouraging people to go out.  Friends, church is for the saints to be encouraged, uplifted after being battle weary from the week.  Instead, we have a consumer mentality, we come in sit down and have a give me attitude then as we leave we hoard what we’ve heard or we tear down the pastor, the music and atmosphere.

 

Why is our body broken?   Matthew 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.  Will we stand before God and hear Him say, “Then I will declare to them, ” I never knew you,” depart from me, you workers of lawlessness. What are we doing for people and for God’s kingdom by becoming a gathering in a building we call “church” and we soft ball the gospel, we entertain and are consumed with building little kingdoms spending money on bigger buildings and larger staff instead of joining God’s army and building his kingdom.  If we truly want to glorify God we have to get dirty – we need to become servants to those that are lesser.  We need to be willing to do whatever it takes to spread the Gospel.  The people that have shut themselves and their God inside of buildings need to do an honest heart check.

If we truly have Jesus we have the power of the Holy Spirit on the inside of us that will help us to overcome the desires of our flesh.  I know that may seem offensive to some but I am not about to be politically correct when my God says there are souls that are sitting in church pews and dying in the streets.  Every week I have to beg the so called Body of Christ to come out and serve people on the streets.   Sorry, friends, that’s just sad.  Perhaps, you feel you go to life groups or you lead worship or teach a Sunday School Class so you are doing enough.  Well, as long as their are people going to hell we can never do enough.

What good is it, my  brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. 18 But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. 19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that —and shudder. 20 You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless.  James 2:14-20.

Like it or not, believe it or not we will stand before God one day and answer for what we have or have not done to impact His kingdom.  Bottom line, it is time to get up, get out and start leading people to Christ THEN stay in contact with them and disciple them.

Praise Him!

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2 comments on “Broken Body

  1. Loretta Rogers says:

    What should the body look like!11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

  2. Good thoughts and true. Christ calls us to be working in His vineyard. And you’re right that we can never do enough –but we don’t want to run around frantically trying to save the world, either.

    Our Father has given us such a simple way: just follow the leading of the Holy Spirit. He’ll show us who to talk to and give us the words to say. But He does warn us that if we lose our “first love” we need to repent.

    God is a God of order; He doesn’t want our services or worship to be chaotic. However, ritual can soon become routine and then dead. “For I would that you were hot or cold, but because you are lukewarm, I will spew you out of my mouth.” See Rev. 3:15-17 God grant us vision!

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