10-12-2013 “The Church Has Lost The Fear Of The Lord” – Pastor Shane Idleman

October 9th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 10-12-2013 “The Church Has Lost The Fear Of The Lord” – Pastor Shane Idleman)

A few years ago, I had a conversation with a pastor who suggested that these articles are written from a position of fear. I agree…I believe that these messages are timely and urgent for the vast majority. The present condition of the church leaves one to wonder if the lack of the fear of the Lord is contributing to her spiritually dead condition: “I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked” (Revelation 3:15-17). A healthy respect of God (fear) is what our culture, and the church, desperately need.
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10-5-2013 -God’s At War: Sex, Money, Power & Addiction – Part III – Pastor Shane Idleman

October 1st, 2013 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 10-5-2013 -God’s At War: Sex, Money, Power & Addiction – Part III – Pastor Shane Idleman)

In part one, I made the following statement: “God’s at War”; The title says it all. Author of the book, Kyle Idleman, states, “What if I told you that every sin you are struggling with is because of idolatry.” He is absolutely correct…idolatry is a consistent distraction for God’s people. We were created to worship. Idolatry is simply worshipping the wrong thing, or things. False worship is when an entity, person, or object has a greater place or value in our lives than God—our passion for “something” outweighs our passion for Him; it draws us away. Most of us don’t have idols on our shelves…they are parked in the garage or consumed on a daily basis. We don’t pay homage to a statue in the living room, but we are mesmerized by a 50” box affectionately known as “the entertainment center.” We don’t sacrifice things on the altar, but we do sacrifice our time (and time with of our children) on the altar of misguided priorities. Idols promise life but bring death; promise peace but bring confusion. In Hosea 9:10, God warns that we can become “an abomination like the things we love.”…
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