If You Disagree With Your Pastor

and just go to church to hear the choir sing, or you don’t participate in any of the things he calls the church to do from his pulpit, it is time for you to find a new church.

I know. I was in that position once. The preacher was good, but what he said did not line up with who God was creating me to be.  As I often say we are the body of Christ and as such we all need different things, just as a body does. I mean we don’t put socks on our hands or sit on our hats.  There are things designed for those areas of the body that allow them to function the way they ought to.

God has specific ministries for all of us, but many of us sit at the wrong church for the wrong reasons and miss it.

Since I joined this new church, I have found that my life is more full than it has ever been.  I walk with folks who help me walk in obedience with God. i participate in the work God has designed for me as service. I don’t agree with everything my pastor says, but I hear the voice of God from the pulpit. He leads me.

In my new church, I have discovered that when my pastor asks something from the pulpit, he is representing God. How dare I say no. (yes, I have said no.) But I try to make it 90 percent of the time.

Annually my church sets aside time to help in local schools. I told myself I am serving in another ministry I do not have to do this. It would mean an extra day during the week, blah, blah, blah.

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But my lifegroup chose to serve this week. I chose to serve with them. It was good. Find yourself a church where you can do the work God has for you to do. Find yourself a lifegroup to hold you to God’s principles.  In a time when very few are moral, find someones who will hold you accountable.

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I loved serving at the school. The principal was a joy.

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It spoke to me to say that this is how life ought to be. When God requests, we fulfill.  We let go of our selfish ambitions and do what God requires of us.

19 Days Till Christmas

One of the things I take for granted is the ability to attend church.  God blessed me with the ability to attend a church where His word is taught in spirit and truth.  It is not only a house with a great preacher, but a house filled with people who love Him. My many hours of service to the church have been spent with people who believe God is who He says He is. Iron sharpens iron.

OCBF

The Lord has used my time at OCBF to broaden who I am as a mother, daughter, sister and artist. This summer I got work with some really talented folk from my church. These folks are so special to me, I scheduled the last day of shooting my movie to be spent with actors from my church.  It was fun.

Pastor

I love sitting under the teaching of Dr. Tony Evans. My pastor is unashamed of the gospel because he understands the power it holds (salvation for the Jew and Gentile). His passion for the Lord is contagious.  He challenges my growth as Christian and strengthens my walk with the Savior.

I love this season in my life.