Living In A Fool’s Paradise

July 29, 2014


 

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SCRIPTURE

Out of your heart come evil thoughts, murder, unfaithfulness in marriage, vulgar deeds, stealing, telling lies, and insulting others.

~Matthew 15:19, CEV

QUOTE

Good people know about good and evil; bad people do not know about either.

~C.S. Lewis

my two cents worth.

 

Oswald Chambers said, “Either Jesus Christ is the supreme authority on the heart or He is not worth listening to.” Accepting our depravity is a blow to our ego. We do not like it when we are told that nothing good resides in our flesh. It offends us when the bible states our inherent evil and its potential to show out. Jesus confirmed what Jeremiah the prophet had stated, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” The fall corrupted all and to the bone, to the deepest part of our being. Religion tries to clean up the mess by working on the outside. Religion can reform us but it cannot transform us. God works from within. He begins at the deepest part of our being, our spirit. When we acknowledge our need for Christ, the Holy Spirit comes in and begins a sanctifying work deep within us. He is the antiseptic who fights sin and He begins the process of purifying us from within. Religion creates a fool’s paradise and deceives us into thinking we can purify ourselves by our virtuous works. There are two kinds of people; those who see their wretched wickedness and their desperate need for Christ and those who don’t.

jennifer sue_n

rick is ready

  • Children left for Shocco about noon yesterday. They will be returning on Friday and the College and Career Team will leave for Guatemala on Thursday.
  • We are working on our maps and our handouts for the mass visitation on AUGUST 6. We are going to need 30 teams and 3 on each team. Everyone can do it, there is nothing to it, the handouts will be in bags. If they are not home, you hang them on the door knob. They will contain info about Block Party, AWANA, and Church in general. Young people and children can help. Matter of fact, we will never get the 90 we need without them. Your immediate reward is a Chick-Fil-A supper. Our commitment service will be this Sunday so be praying.
  • PTL, we got ice machine working yesterday. It was making ice when we left. Sammy has given us a second machine so we should be good to go for the BLOCK PARTY.
  • Halls and part of sanctuary were flooded yesterday morning: one of the urinals stuck. Trustee’s you or I one are going to have to check them before we leave.

Bob’s Pics

Ireland, The Emerald Isle

Ireland, The Emerald Isle

 

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