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    – 6:30 PM
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Thoughts from Sunday, April 9, 2017

It seems that in our modern society there has been an emphasis placed on living healthy lives.  With a myriad of new diets and workout routines promising the best results the fastest, we have become inundated with infomercials and strategies to be the best "me" we can be.  While I do agree that we should be good stewards of the body that God has given us, I fear that there is often more concern with the outside than the inside.  Paul told Timothy, "physical training is of some value but godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come."(1 Timothy 4:8, ESV)  Modern medicine has also  shaped the way we care for our bodies.  Whatever your ailment is there probably a pill or some type of treatment for it.  Some people are willing to try anything to maintain homeostasis and receive a good report from the doctor.  At the first sign of sickness they rush to the doctor for treatment, desperate to be healed.   My question is this: Why are we desperate to have an exterior that rivals "The Rock" but don't seem to be alarmed by an interior(heart, soul, spirit) the looks more like Gollum from The Lord of the Rings trilogy.  Why are we not as desperate to have spiritual health as we are physical health.  One of the things about cancer is that sometimes you don't know it's there until it's too late.  I have listed below some "symptoms" of spiritual illness. If you find yourself to have any of these, you should go immediately to the Great Physician and receive the healing that is eternal.

1. If you can binge watch Netflix for 72 hours straight, but get upset over a 30 minute sermon.

2. If you don't mind spending thousands of dollars on hunting supplies, deer lease, bass boat fishing rods, etc., but it bothers you to give financially to the church.

3. If you can't seem to stay off of Facebook or the internet during worship service or Bible study long enough to learn about the REAL friend that sticks closer than a brother.

4. If you take more pride in your service and loyalty to your boss than you do in your service to the King of Kings.

5. If you can sit through a two hour movie without getting up to use the restroom, but can't sit through a worship service.

6. If you are more influenced by the words of Oprah, Dr. Phil, or Dr. Oz than you are by the Word of God.  

7. If you are more excited by spreading gossip than you are spreading the Gospel. 

8. If you decide where you will attend church like you're ordering from a menu at a fast food restaurant.  

9. If you are more concerned with how a church can serve your needs than you are with how you can serve the Lord in that church.

10. If you can recite every statistic about your favorite team but John 3:16 and Matthew 7:1 are the extent of the Scripture you have memorized.

 

In Christ, 

Robert