Good morning everyone!
How many of you have had someone break a commitment they made to you?
How many of you have ever broken a commitment you made to someone else?
If you're like me, I dislike having someone break a commitment to me,
but even more, I dislike having to break a commitment I've made to someone else.
Now there are times, when things happen beyond our control, our circumstances change and we cannot help but to break a commitment we've made to someone else.
Why is it that, on any given Sunday morning, thousands of churches have more empty pews than full?
Why is it that the average Sunday School in America has less than 66 in attendance and that the average worship service has 84?
Why is it that only 50% of the number on any church membership roll can be expected to attend?
If Christians really believe in a real heaven and a real Hell, how can we be so silent?
I'm afraid that t
"So they come to you as people do, they sit before you as My people, and they hear your words, but they do not do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their hearts pursue their own gain."
The hard truth is
let's look at a pilot.
When the pilot of a airplane is speeding down the runway, there comes a certain point where staying on the ground is no longer an option. When the airplane crosses that line, he has to make a decision, a commitment to the air, and he will take off and become air bound or a disastrous crash is imminent.
At the point the pilot can no longer change his mind he is committed.
"And He said, “Therefore I have said to you that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted to him by My Father.”
From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more.
A shallow generation without deep convictions...
"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service."
"Commit your works to the Lord,
And your thoughts will be established."
"That good thing which was committed to you, keep by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us."
2 Timothy 1:14
But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.”
Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of God.”
And another also said, “Lord, I will follow You, but let me first go and bid them farewell who are at my house.”
But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”
I know it sounds at that Jesus was being insensitive.. Jesus was asking him to let the dead in Christ, the spiritually dead, bury his father.
Brian Monzon Ministries