Pastor’s Thoughts

We had a great Sunday last week.

Joe Burtis preached a good message on the Doctrine of
Grace. The day we are living in it is a joy to hear a Bibical message of this great subject.
Last week I put in the bulletin an artical entitled “Fewer Than Fifty Percent of American Have
Formal Church Menbership.’ This should concern all saved people that church attendance is
falling off. If there ever was a time that God’s people need to be faithful to the church it is now.
So many people today seem to think it is not necessary to be regular in their church services.
God’s Word makes it real plain what we should do concerning attending regularly. It is not hard
to understand what God commands us to do in Hebrews 10:25. “Not forsaken the assembling
of ourselves together, as the manner of some is: but exhorting one another, and so much the
more, as ye see the day approaching.” Now, that verse is not too hard to understans, is it?
Yet, many people just ignore it and go no about their way, never giving a thought that it is a
command of God. I am afraid that today many people do not believe that God means what He

There is a verse in the Proverbs that, I suppose does not mean much to them and it reads
like this Proverbs 14:12 “There is a way which seemeth right unto man, but the end thereof are
the ways of death.” Anything you read in the Bible God means it just as it is stated.
I want to quote from Proverbs 1. To me this is very scary, Proverb 1.24. “Because I have called
and you refused I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought
all my counsel, and would none of my reproof also will laugh at your calamity, I will mck when
whirlwind when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will
not answer, they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me. For that they hated knowledge,
reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
For the turning away of the simple shall stay there and the prosperity of fools shall destroy
them But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear and evil.”
It seems like today most people wants the blessing of God but they don’t want to follow God’s
Always remember what He tells us to do in Chronicles 7:14. May our nation wake up!!