Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Splitting hairs and the difference between "we" and "y'all"

1 Corinthians 11:16

16 If anyone is inclined to be contentious, we have no such practice, nor do the churches of God.

Do you think people were and are inclined now to be contentious about this? Go back and read 1 Corinthians 11:1-15. Is there a contentious spirit stirred in you by it? Is it easy for you to agree with what he is instructing? I know there is some degree of cultural context to be taken into consideration, but nevertheless Paul anticipated push-back on this.

You may have it your way. You just can't be part of us or the other churches of God if you choose to do so.

Ride your own melt. But ride at your own risk. You can put Jesus' name on the door or in the title, but that doesn't force Him to be inside you or your building. Many will claim the name of Jesus, but not be found in Him.

Matthew 7:21-23

21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Jesus did not forget these people. He NEVER knew them.

Listen to an amazing sermon by Mark Driscoll on this passage HERE or watch most of it HERE.

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