True Change

Dear Church,
        I was looking through a book that was published in 1994 (24 years ago) and it was so relevant for today.  It talked about the post-Christian era of America.  I thought if that was true in 1994, how much more true it is today.  By outward appearances, America is healthy, prosperous, educated, but might I add...educated liberally, our economy is recovering. 
        But inwardly, the soul of America is dying.  Our country is suffering from acute heart failure.  Our pulse for God is weakening.  Our arteries of religious faith are blocked. This country needs a “spiritual” by-pass.  Better yet, we need a new heart.  America needs Jesus.  At the deepest level, our national problems are spiritual ones.
True change must come from within.  A change from the inside out.  Has the Lord changed your heart?  The Church of Jesus Christ is supposed to be the change agent.  Sadly, even the soul of the American Church is dying.  Our pulse is weakening.  Our arteries of faith are blocked.  We are the first group who needs a by-pass.  May God have mercy on our souls. May the church be the church.
On May 13, 2018, our nation will celebrate mothers.  As a church, we will join the nation in that celebration and rightly so.  We are to honor our fathers and our mothers.
Exodus 20:12 says, “Honor thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.”
Let me exhort you...don’t just say, “Happy Mother’s Day”.  Thank God for your mother.  I still thank God for my mother, although she has been dead now over twenty years.  I loved her while she was alive and I love her still.
Remember ladies, the men will be preparing breakfast for you on that day at 8:00am.  Then we look forward to seeing our families worshiping together.

Serving the Savior,
Pastor Mike