Friday, May 15, 2009

The Sad State of Pastors Today

Last week I was contacted by one of my cousins in So. Florida who was going through a very stressful time in his life and needed someone to pray with. After we prayed and I shared some scripture he expressed that he wanted to get back in church and asked if I could help him find a good church in his area. I contacted three Pastors in the area and explained the situation to them; all three promised to follow-up with my cousin and help him get back into church. Only one actually followed through and contacted him.

At first this bothered me, even made me a little angry. However, as I prayed God called to mind the study we have been doing in the book of Jude on Sunday nights. Jude warned of a coming age of apostasy where many who claim Jesus only know him in their minds and not their hearts. The surest way to know an apostate is through their deeds. The deeds of an apostate rarely match up with their words. One of the lying pastors was quick to brag about his work and the speeches he gives to the men’s group “Iron sharpens Iron”. He travels across the state to stand in front of large groups to hear their applause but will not drive around the corner to help a hurting soul.

The other lying pastor is a man whose church I attended when I lived in So. Florida. He was confused as to why his ministry had not grown in the past 10 years and blamed it on people moving away. People can sense sincerity. To stand in the pulpit tell people to reach out to your neighbors when you will not pick up the phone sends a conflicted message. People want a pastor who does what he says and is willing to lead by example.

The comfort I drew from this is that the book of Jude is the doorstep to the book of Revelation. We are living in the days that Jude described; we are living in the days of apostasy.

Revalation 22:7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

By the way, the pastor that did respond was Pastor Frank with Grace Fellowship Church of West Palm Beach. I know very little about him or his church but I do know he cares about those who are hurting and he does what he says he will do. Apparently, those are rare traits among pastors today.

Pastor Jay McCaig

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Obama Needs Jesus

We have started a new Facebook Group called “Obama needs Jesus”. Please join us as we pray for our President. Whether you like him or not you are commanded to pray for those in authority in I Timothy chapter 2. President Obama desperately needs Jesus in his life. We do not claim to be able to judge a man’s heart, but from his actions, Obama has either never accepted Christ as his Savior or has walked away from Jesus. Either way he needs our prayers. Pray is the one tool we have to change a man’s heart. Let’s use it for our President and those who are advising him.

Join Facebook group by clicking HERE.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Obama Cancels Day of Prayer

It was reported today that our President has decided to cancel the annual White House celebration of the day of prayer. The reason given is that Obama does not like to pray publicly. We can only speculate why he feels uncomfortable praying in public. Perhaps it is because he cannot read the teleprompter with his eyes closed or because the rose garden does not face Mecca, we don’t know. What we do know is that with his continued attacks on the sanctity of life and other Christian values, our president continues to show that he is one of the most ungodly men ever to lead our country.

I find it very telling that President Obama refuses to pray to God but has no qualms bowing to the King of Saudi in public (Picture) and has not canceled the annual White House dinner to celebrate Ramadan.

I Timothy 2:1-3 tells us that we should pray for those who have authority over us. Our President and Congress need our prayers as they rush headlong into the same path that has resulted in destruction so many times before. Earnestly pray for these men and women that They will turn their hearts to Jesus before it is to late.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

New Website!

Our much anticipated website is up and running! Please take a minute and tell me what you think.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Easter Baptism Pictures

The pictures for the eight new believers baptized on Easter Sunday are now online and posted on our Facebook page. Check them out by clicking HERE!