Band of Brothers
The LORD is with you, mighty warrior
we do here echoes in eternity”
designed to have a lasting impact on eternity. Everyone will
die, but few people will ever truly live. To live like a
to live with honor before God and others, to live with
commitment to principle, to live with dedication to a cause,
to live with compassion for others, is to live in a way that
will echo in eternity.
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Most professed followers of Christ live a
"non-toxic" brand of Christianity. That is, their
"Christian" lifestyle tends to be easy, upbeat,
convenient, and compatible. Their lives exhibit
little, if any, self-sacrifice, discipline,
humility, an otherworldly outlook, a zeal for souls,
or a fear, as well as, love for God. There is little
guilt and no punishment, and the payoff in heaven is
Let me propose five root causes:
1. Religious Individualism We have come to believe
that religious authority lies in us rather than in
the Bible or in church leadership. Thus, we have
become our own final court of appeal as to what is
right or wrong: "In those days Israel had no king;
everyone did as he saw fit." (Judges 17:6)
2. Shallow Superficiality Most of us have only a
scant acquaintance with Biblical truth, because our
exposure to, and understanding of the Scriptures
lacks discipline, focus and scholarship. If the Word
of God is not spoon-fed to us in "touchy-feelie"
bite-size portions, we soon loose interest.
"For the time will come when men will not put up
with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own
desires, they will gather around them a great number
of teachers to say what their itching ears want to
hear " (2 Timothy 4:3, 4a)
3. Religious Consumerism Exercising our 'divine
right' as religious consumers, we buy as much
Christianity as we seem to want. The cost is low and
customer satisfaction seems guaranteed. If our
present religious "provider" fails to cater to our
whimsical fancy, we flutter across town to one that
4. Cultural Christianity Our values, norms and
modes of interpreting reality have been entirely
emancipated from any dependence upon God.
Overwhelmed as we are by the pervading culture, we
have accommodated our beliefs to fit in with its
norms and values to the point that our Christian
witness has lost its authenticity. Thus, the
persecution mentioned in 1 Timothy 3:12 is alien to
our experience: "Everyone who wants to live a godly
life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted."
5. Frenzied Materialism While we slave away at
obtaining the "finer" things in life, we openly
profess a strong distaste for materialism. Yet we
have become amazingly adept at learning how to
deliberate an uneasy union between the spiritual and
QUESTION: How would you evaluate your brand of
Christianity? Is it of the non-toxic variety that
offends and affects no one? If so, what changes do
you need to make at this time?
Facts of the Matter
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Prayer requires more of the heart than
of the tongue. ~Adam Clarke
Parachute/Battlement Mesa Colorado
Church meeting is 10:00AM
Grand Valley Middle School Auditorium
0364 Sipprelle Dr. 970-210-5795
"And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for
yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods
which your fathers served that were on the other side of the
River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell.
But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
Found this on the web. Watch it to the end. You'll be
surprised... (You have to click the play button twice)
Copyright 2005-11 Sam L
To disciple men, to be followers of Jesus Christ and
become the men God designed us to be, men fully alive.
To grow a
honor bound Band of Brothers
committed to helping men discover their hearts no matter the costs. Brothers dedicated to fighting well
in this life set before us