I LOVE MY CHURCH. Prt 5
1 Chronicles. 29:1-5
Last week we covered in this series the reason for any participation. In the church…that reason should always be, BECAUSE I LOVE JESUS AND HIS CHURCH. We will continue to explore more things about loving the church.
Now there are some people who say the moment things don’t go their way, or they don’t agree with a decision, that they’re not going to give anymore! So let me just make something very plain to you! There is no excuse that God will accept from a church member not to support the church financially that he is a member of, or that he regularly attends!
When you withhold from the church, you withhold from Jesus!
When you quit giving to the church, you quit giving to Jesus!
When you refuse to help the church, you refuse to help the Lord Jesus!
Where do I get that idea from? Remember when Paul met Jesus on the Road to Damascus, and He asked Paul a very interesting question in Acts 9:4 “Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?” Paul was persecuting the church, and yet Jesus said, “You are persecuting Me.”
Do you understand what Jesus is saying? He is saying …
Anything you do to hurt the church, hurts Me!
When you don’t support your church, you’re not supporting Me!
When you don’t give to your church, you’re not giving to Me!
When you don’t love your church like you ought to, then you don’t love Me like you ought to!
I heard about a four year old boy that told his mother one time:
“Mommy, when I grow up, I’m going to buy you a fur coat, diamond ring, & a Mercedes …” One day his mother scolded him for a mistake he had made, and he pointed his finger at her and said, “There goes the fur coat.”
Well, that’s the way some people are in the church!
The first time something goes wrong, the first time the pastor makes a decision they don’t agree with, the first time the church goes in a direction they don’t like, they say, “There goes the tithe.” What’s the one major reason for giving and serving God?…Find out in the SPREADING THE LIGHT BULLETIN NEXT SUNDAY.
ONE A WEEK,…..ARE YOU participating? YOU SHOULD. Watch and Tell your friends about our “Faith Life ” program on Kingdom TV, every Sunday @ 6 pm and Monday @ 3 pm. We love you.
ONE A WEEK
BECAUSE: AM A DEBTOR, AM READY, AM NOT ASHAMED. (Rom. 1:14-1