BIBLICAL EXAMINATION OF LAODICEA PEOPLE? - PART 5/19

A Self-Examination so that we can come into a closer walk that God desires us to be at.

LUKEWARM PEOPLE only want to be saved from the penalty of sin, they don't really want to be saved from their sin. They don't really hate sin, and are not really sorry for it; they just sorry because they know God will punish them for it one day. Lukewarm people don't really believe that the new life (born again life) that Y'shua offers is better than the old sinful one They claim that Christ's command to "sin no more" is impossible; and instead, He covers all the sin they refuse to eliminate from their lives.
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BIBLICAL EXAMINATION OF LAODICEA PEOPLE? - PART 4/19

A Self-Examination so that we can come into a closer walk that God desires us to be at.

LUKEWARM PEOPLE, when in conflict, they choose what's popular over what's right. They want to fit in with church, but also with the world. They worry more about what people think of them, looks, clothes, even church going, and giving, than what God thinks of their hearts and lives.
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BIBLICAL EXAMINATION OF LAODICEA PEOPLE? - PART 3/19

A Self-Examination so that we can come into a closer walk that God desires us to be at.

LUKEWARM PEOPLE give money to the church and maybe even to charity; as long as it doesn't infringe on their standard of living. If they have extra money, after paying for things not needed or on loans of things bigger than needed, they give. After all, the Bible says that God loves a cheerful giver.
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BIBLICAL EXAMINATION OF LAODICEA PEOPLE? - PART 2/19

A Self-Examination so that we can come into a closer walk that God desires us to be at.

LUKEWARM PEOPLE believe "good Christians" attend church regularly, it's what we are suppose to do: it's expected of a "good Christian".
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BIBLICAL EXAMINATION OF LAODICEA PEOPLE? - PART 1/19

A Self-Examination so that we can come into a closer walk that God desires us to be at.

Philippians 1:27 says to conduct ourselves in a manner that is worthy of the Gospel. Have you ever really thought about that? If your like me, it has not been that often, if at all. Conduct ourselves, which is the way we act, the way we treat others, and the way we treat God. We are to Conduct ourselves so that it measures up (worthy or worth) to the Gospel of Christ.

In 1 Corinthians 13:5 Paul says to examine ourselves to be sure we are in the faith. Too often, actually almost all the time, we tend to judge ourselves with the world and we become satisfied with where we are; but is where we are where God desires us? The New Testament is full of examples of people who were satisfied with where they were but they were not where God wanted them. In Matthew 7 Y'shua said that there will be many who cry Lord, Lord, but they will not make it. These are those who are satisfied with themselves. Read More…
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PERILOUS TIMES

"It is not scientific doubt, not atheism, not pantheism, not agnosticism, that in our day and in this land is likely to quench the light of the Gospel. It is a proud, sensuous, selfish, luxurious, church-going, hollow-hearted, prosperity"
- Frederic D. Huntington, Forum magazine, 1890

2 Timothy 3:1-5
1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
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PRIORITIES

In my observance of church people, I find a lot of Christians who work to fit God in their lives. This should never be, our priorities in our lives should never be trying to fit God in. We should never try to fit God into our time, or money, our lives. We could never live the lifestyle we want and fit God in. Therefore, God should be first; and we should be more concerned with pleasing God then pleasing ourselves.

I know I’ve caught myself saying, “I want this” or “I want to do that”. We should be reaching a point in our lives that we say, “Let’s read the Bible. Let’s take it serious. What is it God wants me to do?”
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INSIGNIFICANCE

This morning I was lying awake thinking about how insignificant things are that we do. We care so much about things, taking and keeping pictures and videos, going on trips, and such. Within two generations, no one will mention our name, no one will care about our pictures or videos, and most everything we have will be in a land fill. Seems like we sure are waisting our time for these things that will be forgotten and no more when there is something far more glorious and everlasting after this. Makes me understand more how this life is mere preparation for the eternal one - which one depends on how much time we put into this one verses how much time we put into the next.
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