Are you Ready to invite God into your life and situation? You did not find this website by accident. You are here because you are searching for the answer. The truth behind everything’s meaning. Why you are here? What is the purpose of this life? The reason behind it all is LOVE…God’s love. God Created … More JESUS SAVES
The account of Elija hand the prophets of Baal is recorded in 1 Kings 18 After Israel had gone more than three years without rain as a judgment for their idolatry, the prophet Elijah confronts the evil king Ahab and challenges him to a spiritual showdown The king was to have all Israel gather at … More ELIJAH PROVED THE REAL GOD
How many of you think about the hymns you sing, and make them the expression of your own feelings? How many of you fancy that you have spent the Sunday rightly when you go to church and listen more or less attentively to what your minister may have to say to you, and then go out and live a life in flat contradiction to the prayers, and the hymns, and the readings, and the preachings in which you have nominally taken part? Oh, Brethren! let us get into reality, and learn more and more than ever we have done that worship does not mean the external act, but the bowing of the spirit before God, and that amidst the many temptations to insincerity, unreality, and dead, fossil formalism, which adhere to all forms of oral and ceremonial worship, there is as much need to-day as ever there was that we should listen to him who says, ‘What hath thy God required of thee but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?’ ‘Lord! Lord! have we not prophesied in Thy name?’ ‘Depart from Me; I never knew you.’
III. And now let me say one last word as to the only possible foundation for such a life.
It is worship, it is the expression of religion, and only when it is the expression of religion will you find beneficence and purity in their highest and noblest forms. There are people that say, ‘I do not understand the Psalms; they are far too rapturous and emotional for me. I do not care about Paul and his metaphysical theology. I cannot make much of John and his mysticism. Give me James. That is plain common-sense; that is good practical morality. No clouds of darkness, no fine-spun theories.’ Yes, and James has for his fundamental principle that if you want morality you must begin with religion. He believes that visiting the widows and the fatherless in affliction, and keeping oneself unspotted from the world, or, in other words, the highest form of morality, is the body, of which religion is the soul.
I am not going to enter upon that thorny question of the possibility of having an independent theory of ethics without religion, but my point is this – theory or no theory, where will you get the practical power that will work the theory and bring it out of the region of theory into the region of daily life and fact? I know it is extremely narrow, extremely old-fashioned, extremely illiberal, and I believe it is profoundly true. Begin with Jesus Christ and the wish to please Him, and there is the root out of which all these self-regarding and other’s regarding graces and beauties will most surely come. I have no doubt that you can make your model of a life without Christianity, though I fancy that a great deal of the model comes from the Christianity. But after you have got it, then one comes and says, ‘Well! it is all very pretty – a beautiful model; do you think it will work?’ If you want it to work, obtain the fire of the Holy Spirit to get up the steam and then it will work. You must begin with religion if you are to have a vigorous moral life, and your work in the world must be worship if it is to rise to the height of these two great forms of beautiful and noble life, the regard for others and the effort at purity for yourselves.
Do not run away with the perversion of this text which says, ‘I do not frequent churches and chapels; that is not worship. The diffused worship of my life is what God wants.’ Yes, that is what God wants. And you will be most likely to render the diffused worship of a life if you have reservoirs in the life – like Sundays, like hours of private devotion and prayer – from which will flow – and without which I doubt there will not deeply and perennially flow the broad streams of devotion all through your days. ‘Work is worship’ is a monastic motto that is very frequently quoted nowadays. Well, ‘it depends; as they say. Work is worship if there is a reference to God in it, It is not worship unless there is. Brethren, begin where the New Testament begins, with faith in Jesus Christ, and you will end with a worship which harmonises the service of the lip and the service of the life. And if you do not begin so, you may flout the prayers of the Church, and look upon our gatherings together as of very little value, but I doubt extremely whether you will ever have in your life the all-present reference to God which will make common deeds worship, and I doubt whether you will ever succeed either in beneficence to others, or in keeping yourselves unspotted from the world. … More
“The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore, be earnest and disciplined in your prayers. Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:7-8 After Emperor Constantine embraced Christianity in the fourth century AD, persecutions diminished and the faith gradually gained … More THE END OF THE WORLD IS COMING
A black man went to American Embassy for a student visa, and the process of his interview with the white lady goes thus; WHITE LADY: what is your reason for going to The USA? Kenya guy: I want to go and study there. WHITE LADY: which city, school and course do Do you have in … More VISA FOR AMERICA
GOD IN HEAVEN I KNOW THAT YOU ARE FOR ME, AND SO I COME HUMBLY AND BODLY BEFORE YOU NOW! BREAK THOUGH O GOD TO MY LIFE MOVE ALL THE MOUNTAINS THAT ON MY WAY TO THE PROMISED LAND. TAKE AWAY THAT FEAR THAT KEEPS ME STUCK AND STRIPS ME. MOLTEVATE ME TO THE NEXT THING YOU HAVE FOR ME SO I CAN TAKE THE LAND IN FAITH. FILL ME WITH RENEWED SENSE OF YOUR GREAT LOVE AND PROVISION. AWAKEN ME TO THE NEEDS AROUND THAT YOU HAVE ASIGHNED ME TO MEET. HELP ME TO MAKE YOU VISIBLE TO THE WOLRD THAT SO NEEDS YOU. SO GLAD WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER IN THE HOLLY NAME AMEN … More AN INTERVIEW WITH GOD