Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Fist! Not the Finger!

King Jehoshaphat shows us the correct way to fight our individual battles and that is together!

2nd Chronicles 20:4 tells us that they, “…came together…”

Folks, no one in this church should be fighting their battles on their own! Do not allow yourself to fight your battles on your own! Enlist your God and enlist your church family to help when the enemy is at your gate!

The first two words of the Lord’s Prayer support this entire idea.  What does Matthew 6:9 say, “Our Father…?”

Lucy demanded that Linus change the channel.  When Linus refused to budge, Lucy threatened him with her fist. "What makes you think that you can just waltz in here and take over?" asked Linus. "These five fingers," said Lucy. "Individually they are nothing, but when I curl them together like this into a single unit, they form a weapon that is powerful and potent."

In the days ahead, I want to encourage you to quit being just another finger and start being a part of the fist! You need us to fast and to pray for you as you go through your individual battles!  The truth is this! We are all better off when we enjoy tight relationships with our pew neighbors! Not just acquaintances, but friends! Folks, I am talking about being a healthy church!

God is our father!

Christianity is meant to be lived out in, “bunches”! Matthew 6 verses 9-13 were written for us bananas! “Our Daily Bread, Our Debts, Our Debtors, Lead Us Not into Temptation, and Deliver Us from evil.”

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