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mothers day

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Today is friday and its 2 days before we celebrate mothers day...its supposed to be a day that we celebrate the woman who gave birth to us....UNFORTUNATLY..sometimes the woman who gave birth to us isnt worth celebrating....   I've met many kids whose mom was a crack addict, pill head who lost custody of their kids because men and drugs were more important.

Ive met kids whose moms have allowed their husbands or boyfriends molest and abuse their daughters.....Mothers day isnt always an easy day to celebrate.....

So how about those whove had a troublesome mom, how can you celebrate.?

Maybe you can celebrate the fact that a grandmother loved you enough to step in and fill in as a surrogate mom, or whomever it was who stepped in to help raise you, and love you.

Maybe those of us who have moms who loved us , have taken for granted the fact that we had a "normal" mom who loved us....maybe this mothers day we need to look around us and see those kids who dont have a loving mom , and become the hands and feet of jesus to them?  maybe we need to become a "christian mentor" to them and love them anyway......maybe we need to become their moms n dads and love them and show them just because there paternal mom didnt care WE DO.....

 

Whats Hindering you?

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This past sunday i preached on the paralized man in Mark 2.

This man came to meet jesus the Healer and he was HELPLESS....He couldnt go on his own he needed his

friends to carry him there...Many in our community today are Helpless & paralyzed in their lives and dont know how to change ,or even how to meet jesus the healer they need a friend to show them .....

ARE you HELPLESS TODAY?     Who do you know that is HELPLESS?

Maybe your the friend who is the HELPER, your supposed to HELP them get to JESUS....

Then as they began to bring this man to jesus they encountered a crowd.....HINDERANCE...they couldnt get thru.  Sadly so many people are blocked from meeting JESUS because of a HINDERANCE. What is HINDERING you today from meeting the one who can HEAL you?

So his friends , had a"what ever it takes attitude" and climed on the roof and cut it open and lowered him in front of jesus.....THEY HELPED him....they didnt just say ill pray for ya ...or oh well the crowds to big....THEY did whatever it took to help him meet jesus....

ARE YOU WILLING TO DO TO HAVE YOUR FRIENDS MEET THE TRUE HEALER?

They lowered him in front of jesus -the true HEALER....the one who had the power to make him whole.Jesus forgave him his sins, he over came his helplessness, the hinderanceand met the healer.....

Then he encountered the HIPPOCRITTES( they are everywhere) complain complain complain, the religeous leaders of the complained .....I dont think the man who got healed cared, but the ones who thought they were so spiritual  never met the healer and they stood face to face.

The point im making today---is HOWEVER....we need to develop a whatever it takes mentality to reach this community ...Not just to turn people into "religeous leaders who complain" we need to do whatever it takes to introduce the HURTING and HELPLESS to the healer.....

That is the foundation of the OAA Worship center....to reach ALL of east tn for jesus, introduce them to the healer by whatever means neccassary......

Are you with  me?

 

 

my rant

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I have not  gotten on my soap box and ranted for a while but this subject is just hitting me very hard today.

I read a blog of a pastors wife and it touched me, so i investigated and found this fact.

Several companies are now selling and marketing "padded -push -up bra's"  to 7 year olds......7 yr olds

Why on earth would a 7 yr old need one?  why would a parent think of buying them one? Our young people are under the gun every day with sex.....they need to dress sexy, act sexy, etc etc and when they get pregnant at 12 we wonder what happened?

I dont know at what age if any you need a push up bra, but im sure our young teen girls do not need to further enhance the raging hormones of young boys to LOOK and lust .....

when do we parents say enough is enough?  when do we tell these companies our kids bodies are not for sale?      When do we start telling other parents to smarten up and be a parent and not a best friend.....

when do we begin to tell our young girls they are more than a sex object?

Jesus tells us we must be in the world , BUT NOT to be conformed to it....Do not love it or the things of it....I think this is definitly one area HE was thinking of.....

 

back to work

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after  a great day at worship yestarday , i normally take monday and tuesdays off. But today im sitting in my office thinking about next weeks sermon that i need to write.....

Mothers days..wow so many sermons have been written, stories told about our mothers....i know for me as i look back over my life , my MOM has been the picture of a GODLY woman. Now she isnt without her faults but when you think and look at all the shame, all the hurt and all the pain i brought this woman in my early years...I shuddered....

But in a modern twist...she needs to thank me..{tounge in cheeck here folks}}}}  but becuase my sin and pain brought to her caused her to drop to her knees and cause mom and gods relationship to become what it is today....

I thank God i have a mom who forgives me for every name i called her and everything i ever stole from her, every scar on her inner soul i caused her.......

MOM i love you and i dont tell you often enough how thankful i am to have you as a mom.....

 

 

SPIRITUAL GROWTH

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2 TIMOTHY 4 3   THE TIME IS COMING WHEN PEOPLE WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND TEACHING,BUT HAVE ITCHING EARS,THEY WILL ACCUMULATE FORTHEMSELVES,TEACHERS TO SUIT THERE OWN PASSION.

I remeber a time when all denominations agreed , abortions was wrong, and homosexuality was wrong. But as time foes on more and more religeons are accepting of preference of sins.  Gay priests , homosexual marriages all being done inside the church.

I even met a "christian" man not to long ago that said he was a  demeocrat and  proudly agreed that Abortion was ok in God's eyes.

I dont know what scriptures these people use to justify their behavior, but i do know they will be in for a rude awakening to find out that they dont make it to heaven.

How can i say that?  John 3: 36 WHOMEVER WHO DOESNT OBEY THE SON, SHALL NOT SEE LIFE>

jESUS IS LINKING OBEDIANCE WITH SALVATION. ITS NOT JUST "I BELIEVE" WITH MY MIND....ITS I BELIEVE WITH MY OBEDIANCE.

CAN WE LIVE DISOBEDIANT LIVES AND STILL BE SAFE?  NOT ACCORDING TO JOHN 3 36.

 


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