Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Alpha Women and Beta Boys

As always Mary is right on and this article should challenge all you working wives.

 I am trying to be nice as I teach through the roles of men and women in Sunday School, but it is difficult. Maybe because I am "naïve", or too young, or too simple when it comes to the Word and others make it hard.  Maybe frustrated is the better word, and not necessarily with our Sunday School, but just in general with the church universal.

I REALLY believe that when we live the way God intended we will be a blessed and joyous people. It seems that MANY, "christians" want to embrace parts of scripture that do not make them look "too feakish" to the world.

Go ahead, stand up against drugs, rape, abuse, neglect, abortion, alcohol, pornography, curse words, sex outside of marriage, homosexuality and corruption, yay, good for you, you are so holy. But doesn't most of the non-believing world stand against most of the same things? Whatever happened to being strangers here and looking different? I know, I know, in the "real world" it just doesn't work, I just don't get it, I haven't lived enough blah. blah. dribble. dribble.

This young, inexperienced, over-zealous, obnoxious, loud and passionate 36 year old has some groundbreaking, earth shattering, life changing advice for you, you ready, write this down:

 . . . be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. -James 1:22

Yes, I believe that verse and I also believe that:

"All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3:16-17

I really think it is that simple, live God's way and be blessed. 

Is it easy?  At first NO, after you get going it becomes your way of life.  Oh no, you can't really expect me to LIVE the way the bible says, people will look at me funny, YES THEY WILL and Jesus knew it:

Matthew 5:11  "Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account."

Quit playing church and pretending like you are Godly, He sees it, He knows it, He predicted it, He hates it.

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. 2 Timothy 3:1-5

Does that mean we shouldn't go to church?

12 comments:

  1. OUCH!!! Preach it!

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  2. to who? You and Ev? Oh, well maybe someone will come across the blog and dig deeper in God's Word.

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  3. Barbara8:27 PM

    Amen. But I do disagree w one opinion ......... :)

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  4. Barbara, and the disagreement is what? Come on now, fill me in please.

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