If you could hear my thoughts or read them

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Well if you could hear all of them you would probably freak. I want to share one thought with you because I believe that if we are not careful we will turn our churches into country clubs.  Sure country clubs are nice and entertaining places to frequent but if our churches become country clubs then there is no accountability, we can come and go as we please and we take just enough of Jesus until it starts to hurt or until He inconveniences us.

Sometimes I wonder what we are doing in the American Church.  We have brothers and sisters around the world that would give up everything to worship with their church family during the week.  In China, they are driven to meet in secrecy because the persecution from their government, yet they still meet and worship.  In Haiti I personally met families who live 2 hours away by foot, yet they still make it to worship.  Iranian Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani who has been given his own personal execution order could recant and his execution would be reversed, yet he still remains faithful and still continues to worship even in the face of death.  Believers are being persecuted all over the world for their faith and we can’t even make it to church because our child’s activities or because we stayed up too late watching some stupid fireworks.  The American pop culture church has lost their way, REPENT.  Now some of you will read this and say I am being too tough and its okay to miss church every once in awhile.  Here is what I have for you…in our Savior’s words, “Get behind me!”  You are the biggest part of the problem.  It’s not okay to miss fellowship with other believers and worship of our God.  The reason you would say this is because you think this life is all about YOU and you are sadly mistaken.  This life is not your own, you have been bought with a price and I can guarantee that Jesus didn’t suffer a brutal beating, have the flesh ripped from his skin, wear a thorn of crowns and drown in his own blood so you can be a half hearted Christian.

Today is the day to start living your COMPLETE life for God.  Don’t be satisfied with just almost and don’t live this life with regrets.  Lay it all on the table because this is exactly what our Savior Jesus Christ did.

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