Some have asked about the progress on our church building. Things have slowed down due to the priority of helping people to get their homes gutted out.
A man is letting us use his building for an early service tomorrow and then we will be out in the community. We have hired a small crew to start some work on the building Monday and will get some other quotes next week.
Today, everywhere you look, you see people walking around with their heads bowed, but they are not praying, they are on their smartphone texting, Facebooking or searching for something on the internet. You can visit your favorite restaurant, and you will see entire families engaged in silent communication, but not with each other. In fact, it's hard to get someone to listen to you or carry on a conversation without looking down at their phone to receive or send a text.
On any given Sunday, and in a great number of New Testament "evangelical" churches, you can find what would be called a good Sunday performance. A stage performance, in that hearty preparations are made for the purpose of attracting peoples of all kinds to come in, to be excited, and to become a part of a church that has something for everyone in the family. After all, that is the church's mission right? To keep the people entertained, to find out what they want and provide it? Right?
Ephesians 4:1-3: "I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you, that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace."
The word vocation means, a profession, business, or calling. We all have our earthly vocations in this world, that is, our work and business, that which we have been called…