Tuesday Morning Recap

Gentlemen,

Tuesday we concluded section II of ‘A love Letter to the Church’

The main problems facing the church today are unbelief and disobedience. Simply put we want to do what we want when we want. We don’t like to be told ‘no.’

The truth is that there are practices that feel good but are not good for us in the long run. Consider diet and exercise. We want to eat chocolate cake everyday and loose weight at the same time. The truth is that maintaining a healthy weight is best for our bodies and the only way to keep the extra weight off is through diet and exercise.

I don’t know about you but I continue to look for the short cut. I want to be able to have my cake and eat it too. Left to my own devices I wont make healthy choices. Worse, I seek out those who make me comfortable with my bad choices.

We live in a world that has grown increasingly tolerant of practices that were once labeled as sin. I can recall a time when living with someone without being married was considered taboo. Today cohabitation is the norm and pregnancy outside of marriage hardly draws a raised eyebrow.

The bible labels sexual morality as sin. We must choose who we will obey – the dictates of our current culture or the word of God.

For the reasons stated above we agreed that obedience can be difficult. It requires humility. We must accept that we don’t know what is best for us and we must trust that God does. Obedience also requires faith. Like a child that doesn’t want to eat his vegetables we must act even when we don’t see the benefit.

What’s the secret to abundant life? Trust and obey!

Next week pp 61-66.

See you next Tuesday.

John

 

 

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