TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
God is building up His body and you are a part of it! Be open to the direction of the Holy Spirit. Your place is to encourage the body. The Holy Spirit will show you how to serve.
MY CHURCH IS BETTER!
We are the House of God and “a house divided against itself will not stand.” The Word of God says that in Mark 3:25.
Infighting and petty jealousy are the kryptonite of the church. God hates for us to fight the wrong enemy. We need to have a value for the church in the United States. Any time we see a church doing anything good, we need to make a big deal about it.
I get letters from smaller churches saying now that our church has blown up, theirs are dying because they can’t compete with us. Get this – we’re not in competition with each other.
In Johnson County, there are 131 churches and 180,000 people. If all the seats were filled, we can hold 26,500 people. That means 153,500 souls don’t even have a chair. Do not tell me churches are in competition against each other.
Newsflash! Our competition is the world. You have no idea the spirit from hell you are partnering with when you badmouth the church.
Yes, sometimes it’s hard to stand with other Christians. I try to find the one bit of common ground and plant myself there. We’re better when we serve together.
I love our tribe. I love our church and our weirdness. I am not mad at the other tribes for not being as cool as us. I’m not mad at any church for how they do church. Do not join the wrong team or kill the church’s efforts with “friendly” fire.
Know this: our tribe will not be known for who we stand against, but who we stand for – Jesus – and who we stand with – the church. We’re not all the same, but we follow the same King. To the keep!
So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teacher, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. – Ephesians 4:11-13
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO LOVE THE CHURCH. CAST DOWN THE SPIRITS OF RELIGION AND DIVISIVENESS BY STANDING FOR JESUS!
From my sermon series I LOVE MY TRIBE