From the Pastor’s Desk – Sunday, October 8, 2017
It seems that most people today have no cause to follow and no purpose to their lives. They simply live from one day to the next or minute by minute. We treat life like we’re channeling surfing on television – you often skip from one channel to the next without ever watching a whole program.
Notice when we do this we never get the whole story. That’s the way many people treat church. You “channel surf” – popping in and out. Going to this church one Sunday and to another church the next Sunday. But you never get the whole story that way. You just get bits and pieces. (For instance, you may only hear about the gospel of salvation and you miss the gospel of the kingdom.
I believe that the Holy Ghost is speaking to our conscience calling us to come to Jesus Christ and to come into his church. But there’s a struggle for your soul. First, there’s the world (family, friends, fun), then there’s your flesh (you want to do your own thing and miss church), then there’s the Devil (your adversary). God is calling you on one side – and sin and worldly pleasure calls you on the other side.
But the Bible says. “Choose you this day whom ye will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served or the gods of the Amorites (the world) in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15) you must make a choice.
Suffragan Bishop Vernon Spinks, Pastor