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If you don’t come from a Pentecostal background you may not get this first part!

THINGS ONLY A PREACHERS KID COULD ASK

SO ONE DAY MY SON COMES UP TO ME AND ASKS; “DAD, IF YOUR TALKING TO GOD IS IT A LONG DISTANCE CALL?”

BEWILDERED AT WHERE THIS QUESTION IS COMING FROM I ASK HIM WHY WOULD YOU THINK THAT?

HE SAYS WHEN HE HEARS MRS SMITH TALKING IN TONGUES SHE KEEPS SAYING; AT AND T, AT AND T, AT AND T, AT AND T.

That is an innocent person asking an innocent question. If only all our thoughts of God were so simple and direct.

1 corinthians 1: 18-25

18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written; “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”

20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. 22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men…”

We can over think, try to out think, but there is a simplicity to understanding God, call it child like faith, simple faith, I wouldn’t call it blind faith, because God did give us reason; but if we simply read more of His Word and less of others, I believe we would all benefit.

So yes son, God is calling and it’s a person to person call (you have to be over 50 years old to get one to).

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

Caliste Burt is recovering slowly, they were not able to remove the third and final brain tumor. As I mentioned before they decided to ‘wrap’ the tumor hoping that it will keep it from growing or migrating.

Stephanie t, is dealing with anxiety over the fact that she also can’t have her brain tumor removed because of it’s location.

Both these ladies are trying to live with calmness and peace and not fear.

Travis M, back surgery next week, it will be his third operation in two years.

Ricky r, still practicing sobriety. Still going to 2 AA meetings a day.

Mike Ballard, hand surgery went well, smashed his hand up really bad with an angle grinder that got away from him. Interesting bit of trivia, the most famous operating table made for hand surgery is made just down the road from me. Well 35 miles down the road.

audrey

ODE TO DOGS

THIS ISN’T GOING TO BE OUR NORMAL DEVOTIONAL. FOR SOME REASON I’VE BEEN REMINISCING ABOUT THE GREAT DOGS I’VE HAD IN MY LIFE AND HOW MUCH JOY THEY HAVE BEEN.

  1. Boots, my very first dog, a curly black retriever. That dog understood every word my mother ever said. During the spring floods she would tell Boots to no let us go near the creek. That dog would grab your coat and never let you near the water.

  2. Boots 2, same thing only she not only kept you from the water, she would bark if you went near the cookie jar.

  3. Tally, my first pedigree dog, a Doberman from Kimbertall kennels in Pa. what a great watch dog. We lived on an almost 700 acre farm and since we had a pasteurization unit the Amish would bring there milk to be pasteurized. Everytime a buggy would come up the old gravel drive, she would herd my kids up on the porch to keep from running to close to the horses.

  4. Blaster, half huskie half something else. Fell out of the pickup truck twice going over 50 miles an hour never got hurt. Great at killing ground hogs.

  5. Dodi, a pure breed Rottweiler, she knew when ever I got depressed (which in those days was a lot and pretty bad) she would pester the daylights out of me until it passed. And for what ever reason she loved to have cigar smoke blown in her face and just wait for the ash to fall from your cigar. She would look at the ash and when it was cool, she would lick it up.

  6. Audry our Belgian Malinois, a retired police dog. Great watch dog, she would “patrol” the ranch and make sure no one was on the property. The cell phone guys would have to call me because she wouldn’t let them on the property when they came to work on the tower.

  7. Sophie, a Neapolitan Mastiff. 135 pounds of lap dog. When my wife was gravely ill for 2 years the dog never left her side.

  8. Coco, a brown lab, best hunting dog I ever owned, she once got between me and a black bear and that dog wouldn’t back down.

  9. And now our American Bulldog 100lbs of funny, I mean she is a clown, a service dog. When I take to VA Hospital for my appointments she goes along and we visit almost every room. One time I didn’t bring her and I thought they weren’t going to let me in. and this is the dog my wife loves the most.

So all dogs go to heaven and cats go to hell. (don’t write me).

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

pray for Caliste Burt, her surgery is May 9th, the surgery could be up to 14 hours long, the doctor performing the must have 3 straight days of rest and no work before he can be allowed to perform the surgery. She is frightened but knows lots of people are praying for her.

Olivia, still no baby, doctors are not concerned as due dates are just guesses.

Pray for Bill Warneke, chronic neck pain, depression and some memory problems.

Pray for Stephanie Taylor, a very private person, her brain surgery is sometime in May as well.

Remember Norma Perales and her husband Rick and adult son Rick Jr. salvation.

Pray for Barbara D, salvation, she is the very definition of “praying for someone that has sorely abused you”

Pray for Mona R, salvation.

Remember Ricky R, this is his 3rd week of sobriety.

Pray for Mr. Abel, 66 years old and this is his first time to America from Germany, and the first time he’s ever been to church. He wanted to know what a Cowboy Church was. He thought it was a joke. Not a Christian, but since the church is in a Dance House he just couldn’t believe it. Also his first time having BBQ.

THE BAND AID THEORY

April 28, 2019

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THE BAND-AID THEORY

Ok it goes like this, you are a band-aid, you are in the box, in your wrapper and you are brand new.

You are a virgin, so let’s say you have your first sexual encounter, you are not in the box (protected) and you have lost your wrapper. And when you have your next sexual experience you have to peel yourself off the other band-aid; and you get stuck to the next one.

As time goes by and your sexual experiences with other people increase two things happen, less adhesiveness , and what level of sexual experience you had with the last person you will bring into the next relationship. Date a freak, have freaky sex, become a freak, and then share that with someone else.

Hear the sucking sound, its your life, if you are fortunate to only have one sexual encounter with one person and it is there only encounter and you get married or are married you can see the power of the adhesiveness. But the more experiences the less ability to stick.

With our sick level of attention to sex, where little 8 year old girls look like hookers and the rate of under age 12 pregnancies increasing, children raping other children we are heading ( no we are already there) living in the exact age where God annihilated nations for worshipping sex.

So to you virgins, keep the wrapper on, to those who have lost their wrapper, practice celibacy, don’t go to that last level of sex you had with your last relationship.

Act like a virgin, practice purity, abstain from lustful practice, stop watching, reading viewing anything related to sex. (I still can’t believe how many Christians read “50 shades of grey”)

From your elder brother in the Lord.

God bless scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

pray for Caliste Burt, her surgery is May 9th, the surgery could be up to 14 hours long, the doctor performing the must have 3 straight days of rest and no work before he can be allowed to perform the surgery. She is frightened, but knows lots of people are praying for her.

Olivia, still no baby, doctors are not concerned as due dates are just guesses.

Pray for Bill Warneke, chronic neck pain, depression and some memory problems.

Pray for Stephanie Taylor, a very private person, her brain surgery is sometime in May as well.

Remember Norma Perales and her husband Rick and adult son Rick Jr. salvation.

Pray for Barbara D, salvation, she is the very definition of “praying for someone that has sorely abused you”

Pray for Mona R, salvation.

Remember Ricky R, this is his 3rd week of sobriety.

Pray for Allen, our Aryan pastor friend, loose the hate and rigidity.

STEPPED IN IT

April 15, 2019

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Our personal, heart-breaking failure in every phase of our Christian life is our Father’s preparation for His success on our behalf. This negative processing of His finally brings us into His positive promise of Philippians 1:6 : “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” His “good work” in us is begun through failure (and this includes our strongest points), which continues on into His success by His performance and not ours.

“stepped in it”, “screwed the pooch”, “messed up”, “wrong word at the wrong time, wrong place etc.”

We’ve all done it, FAILED, it’s the human condition, we are filled with faults. We can claim all we want that we are ‘filled with the Spirit’, but we are really filled with something else; humanity.

If we deny this part of ourselves we are either in denial, or just great liars.

You’ve heard the phrase, ‘so heavenly minded they are no earthly good’ what about so earthly minded they are no heavenly good. (ok I just made that last part up, nobody says that)

It is about balance in our life and acceptance, we have to accept that while we walk this side of heaven, we are going to make mistakes.

So make sure you forgive yourself, ask for forgiveness, and remember humility kind of hurts sometimes.

God bless

Say hi at scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

Caliste is still recovering, this final brain surgery wasn’t as long but had more complications. Keep her in prayer.

Roger S, depression, ever since his mom died he hasn’t been dealing with grief very well.

Praise Report, Steve H, the church has found a pastor. 2 months of searching finally over.

Cherry P, doing great and says thanks for everyone praying.

Jim H, 10 years ago was charged with involuntary manslaughter, the grand jury “no billed” him. Today a family member of the deceased tried to shoot him. The pistol jammed and Jim was able to subdue him. Praise God he’s all right.

Paul K, the police found his truck that was stolen abandoned and returned it to him.

Jimmy H, PTSD from Nam, dealing with that and drug dependence of prescription drugs.

Carlos S, pastor of a small Hispanic Pentecostal church is asking for prayer, the doctors just told him he has ALS.

Remember Stephanie Taylor, brain surgery the end of the month.

SNAP SHOTS 2

April 4, 2019

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In the same vein of “Pilgrim’s Regress” written by C. S. Lewis; where he starts the book with his salvation moment and then works backwards showing how the elect are protected and “led” to their salvation.

A good friend of mine when I was 15 had a brother in the world’s most infamous motorcycle gang. And because everyone thought I was much older with my long beard and they thought my muscles were from prison work outs not farm boy work outs, I started partying pretty regular with this gang.

Well one day my friend got mad at his brother for stealing his girlfriend and because we were both pretty lubricated from splitting a case of beer, he talked me into stealing his brother’s motorcycle.

And I did.

So where do you hide the motorcycle of a gang member. Well the most obvious decision to me was in the woods at my cabin where I was living. Which in hindsight was not the brightest ideas because living with me was a marine that was AWOL the FBI had been snooping around looking for him as he left the base in a military jeep. The thing was were talking mountains and city guys don’t do that good in the woods where there are no trails, lots of ravines, etc.

So here I am in the woods pushing this bike that ran out of gas and sitting on a rock was my great grandmother, yes the lumber camp one. This is the same grandmother that knocked out my dad with a frying pan because he was coming home wasted and scaring the kids.

Right then she scared me more than the bikers.

So I ask her what in world was she doing there.

She said she was praying and the Lord told her I was being stupid and in danger and led her to where she could intercept me. Then she told me; “you’re taking the motorcycle back.” And it never entered my head to say ‘no’.

So, back down the hill back to a paved road and there is my other grandmother on the farm tractor with a 5 gallon can of gas on the back of the tractor. So I filled up the motorcycle drove it 45 miles back to the nearest city, put it in a parking lot, called my friend and told him where the bike was and he could come and get it. He said no, he had already ratted me out and I had to bring the bike back myself.

So I go to this joint and am eating a burger and up pulls my two grandma’s.

They come in and again I’m like how do they do this.

So here’s the picture grandma (clem) gets on the motorcycle and great-grandmother follows to the clubhouse of the bikers. All three of us walk in and this guy called ‘Keys’ comes rushing at me and my great grand mother stiff arms him and down he goes, and she’s got her Irish up and says who’s next.

And all these guys just start laughing. They get two beers for the grandma’s and tell me to get my ass out of there. So I go out in the car and 30 minutes later out comes ‘Keys’ with his arms around the shoulder of each grandma and tells me I’m the luckiest guy in the world. And we drive off.

A few minutes into the car ride I ask them what took them so long and they tell me they told these gang member about Jesus and God and my grandmother’s prayers and that God himself would strike them all dead if they ever bothered any of us again.

There’s a P.S. one year late an Aunt of mine shot one of these guys in the leg when he tried to come into her house after her daughter. Then she went out and shot his bike.

So God protects the stupid as well as the wise.

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

Pray for Caliste Burt, they have moved her brain surgery up to the 12th of April.

Stephanie Taylors brain surgery is the end of the month.

Remember Bill Warneke and his chronic neck pain and depression.

Olivia, that she will have no complications giving birth.

Pray for Steve H, the hunt for a great pastor.

Salvation for all those on our list.

CATCH MY FALL REDUX

March 30, 2019

Chris from Lubbock Texas jokingly asked if I had a church song picked out and I said yeah Billy Idol, “catch my fall” here are some of the lyrics.

If I should stumble
Catch my fall yeah
If I should stumble
Catch my fall
Catch my fall
If I should stumble
Catch my fall
If I should stumble

This is the chorus part of the song

What can I say I’m still a rock and roller at heart, proposed to my wife listening to Grateful Dead, the first child probably conceived listening to New Riders of the Purple sage, (( can’t believe that one either) second child probably conceived listening to Phil Keagy

And is since Christ is our Rock and our Name is written on the roll (book of life ) sorry for the pun it’s still important.

Back to the Billy Idol song, ‘catch my fall’ it’s what Christ does for us. “catch my fall” it’s what every brother and sister in the body of Christ should do for us.

We have if we let them, a huge support group, because ‘if I should stumble” we know that we will and often.

James 5:15Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective

So if you want to forget about the cheesy lyrics you can, but we still have a biblical mandate to be there for one another. And go ahead confess that after watching Billy Idol on youtube a few times you’ll be singing. “catch my fall”

God bless and hey Chris “catch my fall” brother

scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

peace out

questions, comments or prayer requests to the email address

Caliste Burt’s surgery for the final brain tumor has been moved to April 23rd, they feel she needs more time to recover from the previous surgeries.

Stephanie Taylor’s surgery is next week, also for a brain tumor.

Tommy has moved in with his father although they are not doing a lot of talking, but being home and on parole is better than a men’s shelter and zero support ( I hope). This Sunday will be Tommy’s first time in church since getting out of prison, I know our church will welcome him with open arms as we have several former prison folk, both men and women.

Pray for Steve H’s hunt for a great pastor.

Pray for Pastor Paul K, the VA is saying the cysts on his pancreas at the moment are not posing a risk. They’ll recheck in a month.

Remember Cherry P, she is still being asked to move out of state for a new job and a huge pay bump, but as a new Christian, she really wants to stay with her church home. She’s asking the most common question a Christian asks, “how do I know God’s will for my life”. We will answer that tomorrow (if I remember).

Remember Norma, Rick Sr. and Rick Jr. salvation.

Barbara D, salvation

Mona R, salvation

rock my world

February 3, 2019

knock you down

one of my favorite devotionals written over the last 10 years

Chris from Lubbock Texas jokingly asked if I had a church song picked out and I said yeah Billy Idol, “catch my fall” here are some of the lyrics.

If I should stumble
Catch my fall yeah
If I should stumble
Catch my fall
Catch my fall
If I should stumble
Catch my fall
If I should stumble

This is the chorus part of the song

What can I say I’m still a rock and roller at heart, proposed to my wife listening to The Grateful Dead, first child probably conceived listening to New Riders of the Purple sage, (( can’t believe that one either) second child probably conceived listening to Phil Keagy.

And is since Christ is our Rock and our Name is written on the roll (book of life ) sorry for the pun it’s still important.

Back to the billy idol song, ‘catch my fall’ it’s what Christ does for us. “catch my fall” its what every brother and sister in the body of Christ should do for us.

We have if we let them, a huge support group, because ‘if I should stumble” and we know that we will and often.

James 5:15 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective

So if you want to forget about the cheesy lyrics you can, but we still have a biblical mandate to be there for one another. And go ahead confess that after watching Billy Idol on you tube a few times you’ll be singing. “catch my fall”

God bless  and“catch my fall” brother

scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

peace out

remember Caliste Burt, things went seriously wrong with the brain surgery, I won’t know till Tuesday how things are going.

Remember Olivia and her pregnancy. It was a miracle that Olivia got pregnant, doctors said it would never happen, miracle, she did. Olivia has been deathly ill, bed-ridden for months. Then after every test known to man the finally figured out what disease she had. Finally on the right medicine she’s a picture of health. The problem is the medicine that keeps her out of a sick bed, they’re not sure what affects it will have on the baby. Lot’s of worry going on by the about to be mom (April).

Bill Warneke, chronic pain and depression. He’s maxed out on the meds, so now it’s a matter of will power.

Norma, Rick Sr. and Rick Jr. salvation.

Barbara D, cancer and 5 back fractures, a bad heart, pray for salvation and healing.

Pray for Mona, salvation

Cristina, Salvation

Pray for Mrs Moreno, in her 80’s has dementia, and other than memory problems, she pretty funny and feisty.

Remember Steve H, and his church looking for a pastor.

Remember me in prayer, large mass in my right chest and spots on my lungs. They are going to start me on a huge anti biotic routine because of my blood work and then see what happens, and keep testing my blood every other week.

KNOCK, KNOCK

November 1, 2018

One day or another.

No deep insight here, Monday was a horrible day, trials, tribulation, failure, accusations. It would take to long to describe all the crap that took place in one day. Good news, none of it was spiritual or sinful, just people being mean or spiteful or having to deal with to many snowflakes.

Next day, wow, wonderful, great news, great happenings, victories, rewards, blessings, overcoming.

Third day, plain vanilla, no ups or downs, just do the day by rote.

So you ask what’s the point?

You never know when you answer the door if it’s a lion, or swat team with the wrong address, or rainbows and unicorns and trees with lollipops. (which would mean I’m having an acid flashback).

So like a boy scout (in the old days) BE PREPARED.

We talked about having enough rest, but is your spiritual gas tank full enough to get you through the day without a melt down.

Balance, work, play, pray, read your bible, eat well, enjoy life.

The longest, largest study in the world that determines why some people live to a ripe (healthy) old age, is human connections. The more friends you have the longer you will live. The more days you walk or swim, or lift even light weights or bicycle, the longer you will stay out of a nursing home.

I want to add one more thing to that, the more you read your bible, the more you will enjoy your salvation, love the Lord more and your brothers and sisters in Christ. And it may be possible, you may enjoy heaven even more, who knows.

So I pray tomorrow, no matter what life throws at you, you will handle it with grace.

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

Pray for those that weren’t gracious today, you might not know what is going on in their lives.

Pray for Jim A, his mother is failing rapidly

Pray for Steven H, and blessings for his family

Pray for Paul K, his mother is losing the battle to old age, her body and her mind is failing more each day and it is very hard on him. He was lucky to have great parents.

Pray for those that didn’t have great parents and are struggling in their own adulthood.

HEY, STUD

October 9, 2018

A bishop who had just had a cup of tea with a parishioner commented, “I’m glad to see in what a comfortable way you are living.” The churchgoer replied, “Oh, bishop, if you want to know how we really live, you need to come when you’re not here.” (Reader’s Digest [3/84], p. 16)

Unfortunately, a lot of Christians live that way, keeping up a good front to impress others with their spirituality. But if you knew how they really live, you’d find that they are faking it. They don’t live as authentic Christians. We all value authenticity, especially when it comes to our faith. But how can we know if our faith is genuine? What are the marks of authentic Christianity?

Many of the Colossian Christians had been unsettled by some false teachers who had arisen in their midst. They were telling these relatively new believers that they needed to observe designated holy days, avoid certain foods, and keep certain rules in order to be spiritual. They implied that the gospel which Epaphras had taught the Colossians was not complete or accurate. They needed to add the insights and rules of the false teachers to be genuine believers.

Paul wrote to the church to assure them that the gospel they previously received through Epaphras was the genuine item. It proved its authenticity by the fruit that it had produced in them and was producing in others everywhere it went. In so doing, Paul emphasized, as he often did, three virtues that are essentials of authentic Christianity: faith in Jesus Christ, love for other believers, and the hope of heaven. Also, in Paul’s opening comments, he reflects the authentic Christian virtues of thankfulness and prayer. Putting it together, we learn that …

Authentic Christians are marked by thankfulness and prayer, faith in Christ, love for the saints, and the hope of heaven.

It’s obvious that the Colossians were very different after they heard and believed the gospel which Epaphras preached. If people have not changed, we can assume that either the true gospel was not preached or that it was not believed. Belief in the true gospel results in the changes that Paul himself embodied and that he mentions here.

In many Pentecostal churches you will find more women in the congregation than men. My church therefore is an anomaly, we have more men than women (55%). It’s not a huge difference but it is different.

What always interests me is how my men test me to see if I’m genuine. When our church went interdenominational, we received even more men. I think we have more than our fair share of cops, FBI, a secret something and a homeland security. Maybe one attracts the other. With my military and government background it’s maybe not so surprising.

And since I hunt, reload, and shoot often we get a lot of shooters in church. So our men’s prayer Saturday is usually prayer, breakfast and then shooting. We trade knives, stories and once a quarter we have a saints and sinner dinner. We encourage the guys to invite someone that has never been to church. We grill steaks, have a little bourbon (one glass limit) and a cigar and then bible study, we call it “the holy smokes bible study”.

We have guys that won’t come to church but they will come to bible study and the dinners.

What interests me the most is how they watch the Christian men like a hawk, just waiting for them to slip up. I tell them we do have a few rules always in play, you can’t take the Lord’s name in vain, no dope, don’t show up drunk or high, no jokes about sex, no wife bashing, and you don’t have to hold hands when you pray. That last one draws a big sigh of relief.

I tell them anything I say in front of them I would say in the pulpit.

They are looking for a very real, genuine walk, and they want to see forgiveness in action. We do confess our sins to each other, either to the group or you’ll see some guys on one of the hiking trails or on the gun range having a serious come to Jesus conversation.

The one side effect I never saw coming was the wives saying thank you. My response is always “it’s not the goal of the church to neuter your husband” you can be a man and a good Christian.

Well that’s it for now, God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

Pray for Ronnie S, life has been very hard for him and he needs a financial miracle.

(WELL I’M DOWN WITH THE CRUD, SO I REPOSTING MY PERSONAL FAVORITE DEVOTION)

SO WHO’S WITH ME, YOU WANT TO GROW UP AND BE A POTATO CHIP.

BETTER LET ME EXPLAIN, LAYS POTATO CHIPS THEY HAVE ONE THAT’S LABELED, ‘LIGHTLY SALTED; IN A WEIRD WAY IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT THAT EXPLAINS THE FOUR GOSPELS AND THE BOOK OF ACTS (NOT COMPLETELY BUT ALMOST).

GOD IS LIGHT, HIS SON IS LIGHT, AND WE ARE CALLED TO BE LIGHT. IN THE GOSPEL OF JOHN IT SAYS THAT DARKNESS (EVIL, THE DEVIL) CANNOT OVERCOME THE LIGHT OR EVEN UNDERSTAND IT. THAT’S HOW POWERFUL LIGHT IS.

SO WE ARE CALLED TO LIGHT.

WE ARE ALSO CALLED TO BE SALT

THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW 5:13 SAYS WE ARE TO BE THE SALT OF THE EARTH. WE ARE TO BRING FLAVOR AND BE A PRESERVATIVE TO THE WORLD. BUT IF THE SALT LOSES ITS FLAVOR IT IS NO GOOD; AND THERE IS THE PROBLEM.

FOUR THINGS WE ARE SUPPOSED TO DO AS CHRISTIANS.ONE, BE LIGHT, TWO BE SALT, THREE BE CHRIST LIKE, AND FOUR BE MATURE.

WE CAN’T LEAVE ONE PART OUT, WE ARE TO SHINE IN DARKNESS AND LET THE WORLD KNOW A RESURRECTED CHRIST; WE ARE TO HAVE AN INFLUENCE IN THE WORLD THAT ACTUALLY STOPS OR RETARDS THE PEOPLE AND THEIR SINS (CONVICTION AND THAT GOD LOVES THEM). BE CHRIST LIKE IN ALL WE DO SO THE LIGHT SHINES FROM US. AND GROW UP SO WE CAN GROW OUT.

SO HERE’S MY PROPOSITION, SPEAKING JUST ABOUT AMERICA, WE HAVE PRETTY MUCH FAILED IN EVANGELISM, WITNESSING AND SPREADING THE HOPE OF GOD. SO EVERYTHING THAT IS WRONG IN OUR COUNTRY IS PRETTY MUCH THE CHURCHES FAULT AND OF COURSE THE SINFULNESS OF MAN.

ONE WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER, THE OTHER WE DO. DON’T BLAME THE GOVERNMENT, OR POLITICIANS, THE QUESTION WE HAVE TO ASK IS ‘HAVE OUR LIGHTS GONE OUT AND IS THE SALT GONE FROM OUR LIVES.

HOW MANY FAMOUS TV AND BOOK PASTORS ARE SAYING THE BIBLE ISN’T HISTORICALLY RELEVANT, IT HAS NO PLACE IN THE PLACE OF MODERN MAN. HOW ABOUT ALL THE CHURCHES THAT HAVE ONE GOAL ON SUNDAY, TO MAKE YOU FEEL HAPPY AND GOOD ABOUT YOUR SELF (BIG NEWS FLASH, GOD DOESN’T ACTUALLY CARE IF YOUR HAPPY).

THERE IS A WELL KNOWN PASTOR NEAR HERE THAT TOLD ME HE HASN’T PREACHED A MESSAGE ABOUT SIN IN OVER 15 YEARS AND WOULDN’T BECAUSE HE THINKS THAT MESSAGE WOULD DRIVE THE CROWDS AWAY.

ASK YOUR SELF ‘WHY DO I GO TO CHURCH?’ HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN SINCE YOU’VE WITNESSED TO SOMEONE, OR TRIED TO HOLD A BROTHER OR SISTER ACCOUNTABLE FOR SOMETHING THEY ARE HAVING A PROBLEM WITH.

BE BIG

BE BOLD

BE BRAVE

SO TODAY WILL YOU RENEW YOUR VOW TO BE A POTATO CHIP, VOTE YES.

GOD BLESS FROM SCUMLIKEUSCHURCH@GMAIL.COM

KEEP ME IN PRAYER, I’M NOT A GOOD PATIENT