Pastors Porch

by Pastor Lynn Walker – Cowboy Country Church
4092 Norge Road – 405-320-0055

Lone Ranger or church member??
 I am in the habit of inviting people to come to church. Sometimes I invite people I don’t know but after visiting with them and find out they are unchurched or have been out of church a long time, I will invite them to come to church.
 Then there are some folks that I know that used to come to church but have dropped out for whatever reason, and I invite them to come back and reunite with the body of Christ. This bunch of folks are the
ones that either say, “Yeah, I need to start coming to church again” or they say “Oh, I have church at home. I can’t stand all those hypocrites at church”.  
 What they really mean is they can’t stand anybody that doesn’t think or act like they do!! It amazes me that many people who know what the bible says will turn right around and say “Oh, I know what the bible says but I believe such and such”. Well let me tell folks, you are NOT supposed to believe what YOU think, you are supposed to DO what God says!!
 Hebrews 10:24-25 says this: “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and good works: NOT forsaking 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. How can you consider or think about someone else’s needs and provoke (stir them up) unto love and
good works if you are not gathered together with them?? How can you exhort or lift up the body of Christ if you’re laid up at home taking care of your own selfish interest??
 Hollywood portrays the Lone Ranger as running around catching the bad guys but the truth is that the bad guys were usually caught by a sheriff and a large posse and there is no such thing as a Lone Ranger Christian! ‘Nuff said.
 In His Word, Love, and Power, be blessed.