ONE OF THE SADDEST PARTS OF PASTORING IS WATCHING PEOPLE WALK AWAY!
I am not saying leaving the local church, but I am talking walking away from Jesus.
Heb. 3:12-14, Take care, brothers and sisters, that there not be in any one of you a wicked, unbelieving heart [which refuses to trust and rely on the Lord, a heart] that turns away from the living God. 13 But continually encourage one another every day, as long as it is called “Today” [and there is an opportunity], so that none of you will be hardened [into settled rebellion] by the deceitfulness of sin [its cleverness, delusive glamour, and sophistication]. 14 For we [believers] have become partakers of Christ [sharing in all that the Messiah has for us], if only we hold firm our newborn confidence [which originally led us to Him] until the end, AMP
NO ONE PLANS TO WALK AWAY…..THEY SLIP SLOWLY AWAY!
One day they are hot for Jesus and then life seems to happen and slowly they lose the FIRE and their passion for Him.
The excuses are innumerable!
- I am offended
- I am tired, it’s my only day to sleep in
- My spouse doesn’t go, so I stopped
- I have no friends there
- I have to work
- It is raining outside…..lol
- I don’t fit in there
- Nobody likes me
- The pastor did not shake my hand
- I just want to do church with Joel on the TV
- We do not have time for church
- SO MANY MORE…….
The issue is that the enemy knows if he can steal the Word from you, he can steal your faith from you. If he can generate unbelief, then faith dwindles.
HERE IS YOUR ASSIGNMENT: Who of your friends is falling away? The Bible says to ENCOURAGE THEM TODAY, WHILE IT IS CALLED TODAY. Get on the phone, shoot them a text, let them know you love and are praying for them. DO NOT LET THEM SLIP AWAY!
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For a truly charismatic, Spirit-filled church experience, Pastor Micheal Spencer invites you to a time of fellowship, worship and incredible spiritual growth at His Tabernacle Family Church every Sunday morning at either 9:00am or 11:00am. Pastors Micheal and Rhonda Spencer are committed to preaching the Word with boldness and conviction, for the purpose of equipping the believers for the work of the Kingdom. We enjoy a culturally diverse congregation, with attenders from all over the world. So, whether you’re looking for a solid, Pentecostal, Bible-believing church in Elmira, a church in Corning, or a church in Ithaca, His Tabernacle Family Church in Horseheads is the church home you’ve been searching for.
Dr. Micheal Spencer
His Tabernacle Family Church
A House of Grace and Mercy