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Is God Still in Charge?

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It’s kind of funny, isn’t it? We live as though we are in charge. As if we decide and determine everything. Do we put the Bride of Christ into a cheap box and make it seem as though church is just a company?

- Church growth can be boiled down to a formula? You need training for that. 4 easy payments of $19.95.

- Church boards decide who is the leader? They pray at the beginning and end of each meeting.

- Want a thriving church? Follow these 6 steps.

- Want to experience life-changing worship? Hire some great musicians.

- Need to reach the community? It’s all about your marketing strategy.

- Want to change people’s lives? You need a gifted preacher to do that.

Jeremiah 17:5

This is what the LORD says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the LORD.”

Romans 9:14-16

What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all! For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” It does not, therefore, depend on man’s desire or effort, but on God’s mercy.

Colossians 2:8

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.

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3 Responses to Is God Still in Charge?

  1. Peggikaye October 13, 2009 at 6:48 am #

    your scripture quote from Romans is one of my favorites. It helped me to realize that the doct. I’d been raised with (n ot the baptist half ..the other one we talked about lol) was way off …it’s not MY words, it’s not MY faith, it’s not MY belief but the mercy of God and his everlasting grace that is the source.

    Sure took pressure off of me and allowed me to get to know the Father as my foundation rather than the ‘go to guy’ …

  2. Jim October 13, 2009 at 9:09 pm #

    Great reminder…i often have to remind myself that the church is God’s church…we put ourselves in charge, but God rules His church…

  3. Nick Arnold October 15, 2009 at 10:28 am #

    This is why “church” needs to be more than a show.

    As one of my colleagues has said, you can’t go to church. You ARE the church. So BE the church.

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