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Singing for Jesus

Singing for Jesus

Last Saturday, on Valentine’s Day, we hosted three of our sisters in Christ in our home for the night.  Shannon, Heather and Brittany (L-R, gray suits) were in town with the Lee University Choir to sing at our church, The Sanctuary on Sunday morning.  We had originally signed up to host one person but were called Saturday afternoon by our pastor to see if we could host more due to the larger-than-expected number of choir members that made the trip.  Sure!  It was no problem.  We love having people stay with us in our home.  We feel blessed to have a nice home and realize that it’s really God’s home and it was meant to be shared with others.  So, off we went to pick up the choir members that would be staying with us.

We arrived at 6:30 pm, and caught the last few minutes of choir rehearsal before being introduced to our guests.  Brittany was the first to find us, excitedly introducing herself, followed shortly by Shannon and Heather, who were just as enthusiatic.  They gathered their stuff, and off we went.  Once in the car, Christy and I knew that God had divinely paired us with the girls.  They were so full of energy and so full of passion for their Savior, Jesus Christ that it lifted our spirits immeasurably.  We went to Kroger and bought the girls some snacks and breakfast munchies, and then went to Subway to get some dinner for Christy and me. 

Once home, Christy cooked some brownies for everyone, and we talked non-stop about God and all that he’s doing in their lives.  Each girl had a uniquely different personality but each shared a passion to fulfill the plans that God had for their lives and reach lost souls for Christ.  They are all Sophomores but God is already speaking to each girl individually as to how they are to minister to this world.  Shannon wants to teach high school choir, and wants to help young people break free of the spiritual chains that are binding them through deliverance.  Brittany was getting a sense that her ministry would come through communications and advertising, and God knows that we need strong Christians standing up for Jesus in these areas.  Heather has recently been baptized in the Holy Spirit and was anxious to share her experience with others, especially more conservative Christians that have been closed to the full workings of the Spirit.  Each girl had a burning desire to get the American Church back to being an effective, influential Army of believers that are Holy Spirit-driven and focused on fulfilling the Great Commission. 

Christy and I also shared with them the awesome work that God is doing in Brazil through Gospel for Brazil, and they were all excited about potentially being a part of a GFB missions trip.  They even talked about getting some more students from Lee University involved in one of the mission trips.  Man, what a trip that would be!  We had finally worn them out talking and the morning was fast approaching so we all retreated to get some rest.

Morning came and we were hurriedly off to church.  Once there, it was all “bidness” for the girls and the choir.  They performed at the 9:00 am and 11:00 am services and they were rocking.  Honestly, I thought the roof was going to blow off of the church because of the Holy-Spirit driven energy being released in the church.  They sang, they danced, they preached, they shared messages that God had given them for us, they prayed in the language of the Spirit, they passed out in the Spirit and they worshipped God with all of their hearts, souls, spirits and minds.  The director, Jimmy Phillips allowed the Holy Spirit to lead the service.  He wasn’t concerned with the “program.”  If God lead him/them to sing another song that wasn’t planned, they did.  If the Holy Spirit lead them to just stop singing and pray or witness, then they did.  It was so spiritually refreshing to see young people so anointed and full of the Spirit.  During the songs, you’d look and several of the choir members would be missing.  No, they hadn’t left the stage, they were just down on their hands and knees praying.  The singing could wait.  By the end of the service, people were laid out in the aisles by the Spirit, people were on their hands and knees in earnest prayer, hands were lifted, and tears were flowing.  Truthfully, I’ve only experienced the Holy Spirit work in this manner in Brazil….never on this level in an American church I’ve attended.  It was so powerfully refreshing and uplifting to our spirits.  We were literally tired and worn out from the experience…and we weren’t even in the choir. 

The Holy Spirit wants desperately to minister to our spirits and to be welcomed into our worship experiences but we too often close our doors to any manifestations of the Spirit that don’t fit into our comfort zones constructed by denominations that want to control the Spirit more than be controlled by it.  Brittany, Heather and Shannon were such blessings to us and the Lee University Campus Choir were exactly what the spiritual doctor ordered.  The Choir travels the country and the world non-stop worshipping the Lord and seeking to reach lost souls through their anointed and powerful singing and witnessing.  I highly encourage every one to find out when this choir is going to be in town or close to your town.  I guarantee that if you open your spirit to the Holy Spirit working in your life in a way it never has before, you will be taken to a spiritual place that you’ve never been before, and it will change how you view true, Holy Spirit-driven worship. 

America’s youth are being engulfed in spiritual darkness, and it’s going to take these young souls on fire for Christ to be willing to walk into that darkness and fight for the lost youth of our nation and world.  We need young Christians like Heather, Brittany and Shannon to be the ones that stand up for Christ and take that responsibility on their shoulders. 

For more information on the Lee University Campus Choir, check out their new website:  www.campuschoir.cc/

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“(1) So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.  (2) And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.  (3)  The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature.  So God did what the law could not do.  He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have.  And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving His Son as a sacrifice  for our sins. (4)  He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.”  Romans 8: 1-4 (NLT)

The American Church is in a major spiritual slump, and is in danger of  being destroyed from within because we are allowing satan and the ways of the world to confuse our understanding of God’s Word and to compromise our commitment to Christ.  We’ve gotten away from the “basics” of  being  Holy Spirit-filled, Christ-like, soul-winning disciples of Jesus.  We have become third-rate at honoring and glorifying God through a determined, unified Holy Spirit-led, servant-minded church that reaches lost souls, and sets the spiritual and moral standard for our world.   We have become too focused on the world’s approval and being politically correct and tolerant.  Yes, Christ wants us to be merciful and grace-filled to the lost in this world, as well as our fellow brothers and sisters in God but He doesn’t expect us to alter, dilute or ignore  His Truth in doing so.  

God wants His Church to continually seek Him and His Ways so that we can glorify God and reach lost souls for His Kingdom.  He commands that we learn and grow as disciples so that we can then teach others how to be disciples.  Jesus wants us to be weined off of the milk of the Word in order for us to sit with Him at His table, dining on the meat of His Word.  This is the purpose of His Church – to reach lost souls and build them up as disciples.  In the Bible, we have the perfect and living instruction booklet if understood and followed.  God not only tells us how to overcome our sin and become followers of Christ but how to be a unified, spiritually powerful army (Church) of disciples.  He takes the guesswork out of the equation. 

However, as we “grow” as Christians, we have a tendency to lose our humbleness and reliance on God to lead us, direct us and teach us.  We begin to allow our sinful pride and arrogance to enter back into the equation.  We begin to give “spiritual opinions” and “spiritual interpretations.”  We become the experts on God, the judgmentally privileged few who have forgotten who we were before Christ as unworthy, spiritually dead sinners that deserved to die and go to hell.  We forget that we were bought by Christ’s blood, and now are the eternal bondslaves to God that laid our rights down at the foot of the Cross. 

Our Lives After Christ

1.  Made Alive with Christ – Before we asked Christ to forgive us of our sins and disobedience, we were spiritually dead in the eyes of God.  We were spiritual low-lifes, spiritual scum, spiritually blind  and spiritually unworthy of standing in the presence of God.  We had no hope of eternal life with Christ.  Let’s repeat that again – “We had no hope of eternal life with Christ.”  Our only “hope” was to spend eternity with satan in isolated darkness.

Once we came to God in humble repentance, and accepted His Son, Jesus as Lord and Savior, we were instantly and immediately made alive with Christ.  We went from being spiritually dead to be being spiritually alive. 

2.  Shown God’s Mercy and Given Salvation Through His Son, Christ Jesus – Because we were spiritually dead in our transgressions, we were spiritually isolated from God with the burden of sin-induced debt weighing our souls down with condemnation.   Our spiritual currency carried no weight and had no value to God.  Therefore, we could not “buy” our way out of the spiritual debt that we owed to God for mankind’s (our) evil and sinful disobedience. 

God understood the spiritual crisis that Adam and Eve had placed mankind into so He showed His great mercy and love for us by sending His Son, Jesus to be the sacrificial lamb, the offering to God that would satisfy our unpayable debt.  Jesus shed his blood on a wooden cross so that we could stand before God in repentance and righteousness.  In essence, Christ gave mankind God’s gift of redemption that leads us to salvation. 

Redemption means – “to buy back” or “to save from captivity by paying a ransom.”  That’s what God did; he gave His Son, Jesus in exchange for us.  God paid the ransom and wiped away our spiritual debt.   

3.  Stand for Christ and Truth:  Christ willingly and lovingly accepted our debt of transgressions so that we may have redemption in God’s eyes.  He shed his own Holy and spiritually pure blood for us. 

When we accept Christ as Lord and Savior, we agree to become His bondslaves, obedient to all His commands.  We give up our worldly freedoms and pledge our loyalty to Him.  If He tells us to fulfill the Great Commission, we do it without questioning.  He tells us to stand for Him and His Ways, we do regardless of the consequences. 

Christ is Truth – absolute Truth, and it is the foundations on which we stand.  Satan and the world may tell us that there are no absolute truths but it is a lie.  Many people, including Christians talk about ‘standing for truth”  but the truth they stand for makes a mockery of God’s Word and His Son, Jesus. But usually there are stipulations that come along with our “standing for truth.”

4.  God’s Children:  Through Christ, we were adopted by God himself as His children, heirs to all His favor and blessings.  Being a child of God means that we are no longer spiritual orphans living in a foster care home run by satan and his dominions.  As His children, we now have total, unlimited access to God’s mercy, grace, love, hope, power and authority.  He has given us the keys to His Kingdom.  

Think about this for a moment…we are God’s children.  We belong to the Lord of Lords and King of Kings.  The Savior, The Counselor, The Redeemer, The Healer, El Shaddai.  The one true God, the only God is our Father.  When we fully understand this, it will change our lives.  We’ll begin to access spiritual treasures and blessings that we’ve never even contemplated. 

5.  Free in Christ to Love, Serve and Sit with Him:  Jesus is, and was, pure love.  He showed mankind a love that wasn’t of this world.  It had never been seen before or since his life.  The love that Jesus gave to us and taught us was unconditional, merciful, grace-filled and full of hope.   He freely gave it to anyone that asked for it or needed it.   Jesus understood the hurt and the pain of the hungry, the lost, the homeless, the sick, the depressed and the addicted.  He offered himself as the ultimate, unselfish servant to the lost and the hurting.  

Christ expects us to imitate and model His unselfish, unconditional love, mercy and grace on a dark and hurting world.   He wants us to be Christ-like servants.  It is through our serving that we, as Christians, will minister to a world full of lost, hurting and dying people that have never known love or compassion in this life.  By loving and serving the world’s lost we will build the Kingdom of God, keep millions from spending eternity with satan in hell and receive as our reward a place seated at the right hand of Christ  in the heavenly realm.

6.  Raised up with Christ to Glory:  After Jesus paid  our “spiritual sin debt” before God by cruxification, He overcame the grave of eternal death, and was placed at the right hand of God in all His splendid glory to forever be exalt and praised.  By His blood we have been redeemed.  We die to our old, sinful selves so that we can be raised up with Christ in Glory.  We have been sanctified and proven righteous before God because of Christ’s selfless obedience to His Father so that we could never know spiritual death. 

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Unless we fully understand who we were before Christ, then we will not fully understand who we are after Christ is our Lord and Savior.  This may sound simple and even trivial but to me, it’s obvious that followers of Christ and the Church of Christ don’t fully comprehend this basic truth, especially here in the great United States of America, and that’s why we are in a spiritual slump.  We just don’t get it.  If we did, then the hope, mercy, grace, forgiveness and love of God would live in us and the Water of Life that is Christ would flow like a river onto the lost and needy of this world.  Satan and his dominions would tremble and the world would fear God.  The lost would fall to their knees in repentance, and our world would know there is a God, and He is Almighty, worthy of all praise and worship.  Nations would bow down to God and glorify His Son, Christ Jesus.  For every one that entered the gates of hell, ten-thousand would enter the Gates of Heaven. 

Sound like a hyped-up dream?  Seem like I’m smoking a little more than just some Jesus-Truth?  If you think so, then welcome to the “You’re Part of the Problem Club.”  You see, I may not be the smartest guy or the most spiritually mature but I KNOW who I am in Christ.  I KNOW I worship the Almighty, the Lord of Lords, the King of Kings, the Great Redeemer, the Great Healer, the Great Counselor, the Lion of Judah, the Rock, the Son of God.  I KNOW that I am worthy of nothing but yet have been given everything through Christ Jesus. I am a child of the Risen Lord.  I am His bondslave, indebted and loyal only to Him.  I deserve eternal death but have been given eternal life.  I KNOW God’s Word is absolute, pure, living and divinely inspired.  I KNOW that He is God, and I am not.  I KNOW that when I die, I will stand in the presence of Christ and will spend eternity worshipping Him.  I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW because He has told me who I was before Him, and who I am now after Him. 

I accept my Gift of Salvation and I take the power and authority that Christ has given me to place satan under my feet, to reach lost souls and to stand for Him.  I accept my responsibility.  I accept my role as humble servant, humble bondslave of Christ.  Rise up Sons and Daughters of Christ.  Rise up from the fires of Hell and reclaim our country for God.  Unlock the doors of our churches and allow Christ back in the door so that His Holy Spirit may dwell there, teaching us, leading us, filling us.  Unlock the doors of our spirits so Christ may come in and wipe away the spiritual cobwebs and once again fill us with His life, His light.

If you live on this earth more than a few years, you will experience at least one slump in your life.  A period in which your confidence and sanity will be tested.  It may be going from the “it” playmate in Kindergarten to the four-eyed, geeky first grader that is picked last on any team assembled.  Or it could be going from studly teenage heart throb to the poster child for puberty induced acne that takes his sister to the Spring Dance.  Maybe you managed to avoid those slumps but suddenly went from the starting shortstop hitting over .400 to the strikeout king riding the pine or the 90% freethrow shooter to the 50% bricklayer.  Unfortunately, slumps are part of the natural ebb and flow of life for individuals.   They force us to reevaluate ourselves, our actions, our priorities and our core fundamentals, whether it be a mental, emotional attitude or an undisciplined baseball swing.   

In most cases, the slump is a temporary obstacle, overcome with a little persistence, dedication and adjustment with minimal negative consequences.  But what happens when we experience a spiritual slump that transcends the individual and affects an entire faith?  Is a spiritual slump just part of the natural ebb and flow of the faith, and what consequences does it carry with it?

At this point, you may be wondering why I am writing about slumps and faith in the same piece?  One has nothing to do with the other, right?  Wrong!!!   In today’s American Christian Church, they are intimately acquianted and joined in unholy matrimony. 

You see, American Christianity is in a major spiritual slump!   Our influence and effectiveness in society is barely detectable on the Influence meter.  Less and less people are turning to and accepting Christ and more and more people are allowing satan to carry out his agenda.  Anyone who doubts this has their heads stuck in the sand.   Chew on this statistic for a moment:  Only 4% of individuals born in 1984 or after profess to be a Christian!!!  Shocking isn’t it?  

American churches are allowing people living in direct opposition to God lead their churches, “Christian leaders” are diluting and softening God’s Word, confusing people with false and ignorant “theological opinions” and doctrine, and many times, just downright ignoring parts of the Gospel and Word of God.   Christianity has become too enamored with the Prosperity Gospel and what God can do for us or bless us with.  We spend enormous amounts of time, money and resources buying land for retirement communities, bigger churches that we’ll never fill, the lastest and best in audio and video equipment just so we can arrogantly parade our tired denominations around to a world that needs the hope, love, grace and mercy that can only be found through Jesus Christ more than ever.  We’d rather tell someone why being Baptist is better than being Catholic or Pentacostal than tell them about Christ.  We bicker and we fight and we judge and we run people away from God instead of taking them by the hands and leading them to Christ.  We treat other Christians pathetically and the lost even worse.  We praise God with our mouths but act like heathens that already has one foot in hell.

All the while, homosexuality and sexual immorality is off the charts, unborn children are being killed without regard in massive numbers, marriages are dissolving at a 50% clip, children and teenagers are walking in a culture of darkness, depressed and angry and bitter and filled with hatred.  Our political leaders profess God out one corner of their mouths while pledging their allegiance to satan out the other corner of their mouths.  Muslims, Mormans, Jehovah’s Witnessess, Buddhists and every other “ists” are more tolerated and accepted in a country that was founded by Christians so that they could openly and freely worship God and His Son, Jesus Christ. 

These days, you profess to be a geniune Christian and you may as well have one eye sticking out of your head with purple scales singing some lame Barney song.  Go even further and mention “Satan” or “the Devil” and tell someone they are going to hell if they don’t seek Christ and His forgiveness and you are now certifiably crazy.  You better run because some offended, politically correct, tolerance preaching dude (or dudette) will have the looney police or some over-zealous civil rights/liberties crusader beating you down.  Tell a Jew that they will go to hell if they don’t accept Jesus as Messiah and you are a anti-semitite.  Tell a Muslim that they will go to hell if they don’t accept Christ as Lord and Savior and you are a Middle Eastern bigot.  Tell a homosexual that homosexuality is an abomination to God and they are in danger of tip-toeing through the tulips with satan for all eternity and you’re a homophobe.  It’s past the insanely ridiculous point how God is being steadily removed from our society and replaced with satan-driven gooblygunk.

Yea, this post is in-your-face and underlined with anger.  I’m angry at myself and I’m angry at how pathetically inept and ineffective the American Church has become.  I’m frustrated and saddened by how I treat God, how little I impact people’s lives for Christ and how the American Church has turned its back on a dark and lost world.  We, we have become lukewarm and a hinderance to God.  We are becoming an after-thought in our society instead of the rock that this country is built on.  It’s time for me, for us to get back to the basics of Christianity.  We have to stop thinking that we can live by both Christ’s standards and the world’s standards.  When we accepted Christ, we sold our souls to God and gave up our rights to decide how we chose to live.  By accepting Christ, we signed a spiritual contract committing ourselves to God and building his Kingdom.   We gave up our rights to spiritual individuality and religious freedom.  It is for Christ and by Christ that we live.  Christ paid too high a price on that cross for us to insult Him and shame His sacrifice.  We all have to do better.  Lost souls are on the line and their blood is on our hands. 

So, what do we do and where do we go from here?  First, we have to repent for our weak-minded Christianity and disobedience.  Then we have to get back to the basics.  Sometimes, in order to go forward, we have to look backwards at where we started and from whence we came.  Therefore, I will be doing a post series helping me, and us, remember who we were before Christ, who we now in Christ, who our idenity is in Christ, what our primary responsibility as Christians are, who our enemy is and what authority and power that Christ has given to each and every believer in order to serve God, reach lost souls and defeat satan.

First up, let’s look back at:

 Our Lives Before Christ

1.  Dead in  Our Trangressions:  The moment that Adam and Eve violated God’s command that they not eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, we became dead in our transgressions.  Mankind instantly became spiritualy dead, filled with sin and completely isolated from God.  We are born into sin and will die sin-filled unless we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior and seek his mercy and grace in repentance.  If we leave this life sin-filled and unrepentant, we will spend eternity in the Lake of Fire.  Not a pleasant thought but  it’s just the way it is.   Like I’ve said before, I didn’t make the rules up… God did and he’s not going to change them.

2.  Objects of Wrath: Genesis 3: 14-19 clearly demonstrate God’s anger toward all involved parties: Satan, Adam and Eve.  God, and by extension, Christ is morally perfect, free from sin and Lord of all creation.  God cannot tolerate the presence of evil, and He deals with it harshly.  Anyone that does not accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior will be given the ultimate death penalty…spiritual death and a one-way ticket to hell.  God loves us all and wants us all to accept His Son but in the end, He will pour out His wrath on all those that chose unbelief and rejection. 

3.  Followed the Ways of the World:  Pride, greed, gluttony, lust, adultery, idolatry, homosexuality, sexual immorality, murder, abortion, false doctrine,  lying, stealing, cheating, deceit, hardness of heart, gossiping, pettiness, jealousy and selfishness are all accepted and even encouraged in this world.  God hates all sin and will not tolerate it.  He will pass His Judgment on us for following the ways of the world.  We can’t follow Christ and follow the ways of the world.  We have to choose which we will follow.  Before we knew Christ, there was only one choice and it was the wrong one.

4.  God’s Enemies:  In any war or battle, you are either on one side or the other.  There is no middle ground in struggle between good and evil.  God is good, satan is evil.   You are either a soldier for God or a soldier for satan.  You either point people to Christ or point people to satan.  If a person does not believe in God or has not accepted Christ as Lord and Savior then he/she is on satan’s side.  If that’s the case, consider yourself an ally of satan’s and an enemy to God.  Before I accepted Christ, I was an ally of satan’s.  It is difficult to admit but nonetheless, it is true. 

5.  Enslaved to Satan:  We are either servants to God or servants of satan.  When we deny God, reject His Son, Jesus and live by the ways of the world, we are enslaved to satan.  What makes this truth worse is the fact that most people don’t even realize they are enslaved to satan, carrying out his will and spiritually shackled.

6.  Followed Our Evil Thoughts and Desires:  Without Christ in our lives, we are controlled and driven by our primal instincts which are sinful in nature.  We are isolated from God, void of Christ in our lives and incapable of pleasing God.  Without the Holy Spirit of Christ indwelling within us, we lack the spiritual conviction necessary to overcome our evil thoughts and desires in order to become more Christ-like.

Before Christ, we were isolated from God and spiritually dead but because of God’s great love for us, he showed unconditional mercy and grace on mankind by sending His Son, Jesus to die for us and pay OUR DEBT for our sinful nature.  We are saved because of God’s mercy and grace.  We didn’t deserve it and we don’t deserve it.  We aren’t chosen because we are stronger, faster or better than anyone else.  In God’s eyes, we are all unworthy and deserving of eternal death without Christ.  It is imperative and vitally crucial that we as Christians understand this because once we do, it dissolves away our pride and self-righteousness.  It humbles us and prepares our hearts, souls and spirits for God to live in and work through.  We can’t be servants of Christ and useful to God in reaching lost souls and influencing this world without understanding who we were before Christ.  If you don’t understand that, then you won’t understand who we are after Christ.

Over the weekend, Christy and I watched  Fireproof,  a Christian film about a young married couple that had allowed the things of this world to oppress their marriage, and place God as an innocent bystander to their pending divorce.  The husband, Caleb, played by Kirk Cameron, was a young firefighter that has spiritually and emotionally deserted his wife, Katherine leaving both disillusioned and bitter. 

As the divorce was put into motion, both Caleb and Katherine had resigned themselves to the thought that they would be better off moving forward in their lives without each other.  That was until Caleb’s father gave him “The Love Dare”, a 40-day challenge to save his marriage and point Caleb back to God.  The movie follows Caleb as he struggles to stop the divorce tsunami that is threatening to destroy their young marriage, and find his lost faith in God.

It was a moving and inspiring testimony to how much God loves and cares about His people, and desperately wants us to place the institution of marriage back under his authority.  Christy cried like a little baby and I even shed a tear also…okay, maybe two or three.  We would like to recommend this movie to all Christians but especially to those couples, Christian or non-believers, that are struggling in a marriage oppressed by the ways of this world and are on the verge of divorcing.  Watch it, place your marriage into God’s hands, and then take the “The Love Dare” challenge.  God will work in your marriage and heal it if you seek Him and place it back into His hands.

Additional thoughts from the movie:

1.  Although Christy and I have always had a very close relationship and marriage that was God-given and anointed, it still made me realize how we can still continue to grow as a couple under God’s guidance.  We have to constantly make an active decision to place our marriage under His authority.

2.  Marriage is a spiritual institution created by God to be between a man and womanSatan understands the supreme value that God places on His institution of marriage and has placed it at the top of his “Things to destroy of God”  list along with Life itself.  Satan understands that if he attacks and weakens the institution of marriage that he will begin to erode the moral foundation of our country and this world.  Why do you think the divorce rate is so high?  Why do you think the mainstream media and entertainment outlets have become so “anti-marriage?” It’s because we have gotten away from God, and are living in marriages void of God and in direct opposition to God’s Word.

Only God can change the “rules” of marriage and he isn’t going to do it.  Hell will freeze over first.  The world may say it’s acceptable but anyone who believes this false doctrine is in danger of becoming satan’s puppet.

3.  God can accomplish great things with an individual or small group focused on Him and His Word.  Sherwood Films, the company behind Fireproof, was founded by a Georgia church and its’ staff that wasn’t content to just read about and teach about the Truth of Jesus Christ.  They are taking their faith in Jesus and putting it into action in order to build His Kingdom and make a difference in this world.  God wants to do the same thing in our lives.  He gives us dreams, visions and ideas for a specific purpose:  to glorify Him, point the lost of Christ, build His Kingdom and make a Godly difference in people’s lives.  It made me realize that I need to get busy letting Him work through me and following his marching orders. 

In addition to Fireproof, also check out these other films by Sherwood Films:  Facing the Giants and Flywheel.