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Need is in the eye of the beholder.
I estimate that ninety-percent of our church's resources are directed inward and only a small portion toward those on the outside. This is not to say that no needs exist in the church and nothing is accomplished on the outside. But when it comes to having sin issues, everyone ELSE has them. It's hard to argue that we don't spend most of our time, energy and money maintaining the status quo. And the problem is not new.
In Revelation 3, Jesus warned the church at Laodicea of the same thing. But let anyone do that today and they risk being shown the door. Citing unity as the reason, a call to humility and repentance is regarded in today's church as polarization and is seldom tolerated. Before you totally reject the idea, remember that Jesus' strongest resistance came from the established religious crowd. Their attitude of spiritual superiority carried forward to Jewish believers who, at first, looked down on Gentile believers. Church, it's time to turn up the heat, or we risk being an eternal example of how tolerated sin blinds "good" people.
Forgive our arrogance, Father, for believing we have no sin problem.
is not prayer as much as position. (2000)
is much stronger than our Accuser. (2001)
having its base in God's word, isn't. (2002)
I can never
be so bad, God won't take me back if I ask. (2003)
goes beyond physical purity. (2004)
a work in progress, I should reveal God's glory more today than I did
gate of prayer is wide enough for two to pass - you and Jesus. (2006)
You won't play with a snake very long before he bites you. (2007)
Don't expect people to appreciate God's revelation to you. (2008)
Salvation is the real Extreme Make-over. (2009)
Wait and anticipate are more connected than just rhyme. (2010)
The greatest problem someone can have is thinking they don't have one. (2011)
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and sequential survey of both the Old and New Testament to offer insight
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