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How is the wall of salvation in your life, in our churches, in our world? Are they torn down and destroyed or are they standing firm and strong? Does sin rule in your life or are you standing strong in the teachings of our Lord? Is the world seeing us as weak and without purpose or do they see us as strong in our faith, living our faith day in and out, without compromise?
What are your priorities today in your life? What do you spend your time on? And how can you shift your priorities to align with His priorities? The Bible is clear on this. Neglecting God comes from our sinful nature. Only the love of Christ can change this. When we serve, we still live in sin, but we are painfully aware of our sins and turn away from it to serve the Living Christ.
In today’s message, we consider the last church that Jesus addresses: Laodicea. The problem with this church was that they were indifferent, self-reliant, and blinded by wealth and comfort. This is a very challenging message that our churches in America need to hear. Do we have the humility and heart to listen to what Jesus says?
Ronnie deals with immorality in the church and how we as members are to handle it. We are called to restore the person in the midst of scandal and not ignore or condone it. This will protect the church and honor Christ in the process. This process is done with grace, not foolishly condoning or condemning, but wisely restoring and transforming.
We learn from scripture that God does not like lukewarm Christians -- he spits them out! So what does a lukewarm Christian look like, and how do we turn up the heat? When it comes down to it, "lukewarm Christian" is an oxymoron. We can't live the lives Christ intends for us, and still be lukewarm.
I think it is fair to say that all of us - if we are honest - have been tricked, duped, or charmed away from what is glorifying to God and into what exalts and promotes self and our own agenda as we are enticed and drawn away into our own evil desires (James 1:13 - 15) at one time or another in our lives. I know I am guilty. Having said this, is it really possible that the American church in 2011 has also been duped, tricked, bewitched, and charmed away from what God would truly have her be as the Bride of Christ? Listen-in to today's This Day In The Word radio broadcast and let's see what God's Word has to say.