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     SOMETHING IS WRONG AT THE CHURCH HOUSE
Acts 20:28


THERE IS NOTHING WRONG "WITH" THE CHURCH BUT THERE IS DEFINITELY SOMETHING WRONG "AT" THE CHURCH!
The devil will never be able to rock the foundation of the Blood bought Church!
It is established by the only begotten Son of God and purchased by his blood!

1- WHY THERE IS NOTHING WRONG "WITH" THE CHURCH.

(1)- It was purchased by sinless blood.
Acts 20:2
8- "Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood."

(2)- God is it's founder.

1-Cor.1:2- "Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both their's and our's:"

(3)- God's Word verifies it's origin.

Luke 21:33-
"Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away." The Church has a firm foundation which is verified by Holy Scripture! His word declares in Matthew 16:18- "Upon this rock I will build my Church".


2- WHY THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG "AT" THE CHURCH.

(1)- THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG.
 When people sit, service after service without being saved!

The bible tells us in Romans 10:17- "faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God". Therefore it seems there has to be a famine of the preaching of God's word or the service is void of the convicting power of the Holy Spirit!

Amos 8:11- "behold the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:"
When some gutless preacher stands to present what he calls his sermon and no mention of sin or repentance is made; it is no wonder we have so many pews filled with hell bound church members!

(2)- THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG.
When church members feel comfortable with sin! There are congregations that have pews filled with people who barely managed to get saved but you can't prove it by the life they live!


1-Cor. 3:15- "If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire."

(3)- THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG.
When there is no burden for reaching the world for Christ!

Matthew 22:9- "Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage". The Bridegroom is Christ and the Church is the Bride of Christ. The charge left to the Church is to invite sinners to the marriage of the Lamb.


(4)- THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG.
When the place of worship is desecrated by serving food in the church house.


Some preachers and congregations mistakenly thought God told them to build fellowship halls instead of soul winning stations! There are three things in God's word concerning serving food in the Church building. 1- Cor. 11:17 & 1- Cor. 11:22.

(1)- God is not happy with it.

(2)- Paul couldn't agree with it.

(3)- Scripture condemned it.

1-Cor.11:17- "Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse." Many church services are nothing more than social clubs where you can get Fed, Fooled and Fried!

1-Cor.11:22- "What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not."



CONCLUSION:

If Pastors and Churches don't get back to preaching like it is, to people as they are; we are finished as far as having a Church that God could recognize! We have watered it down to keep a carnal audience comfortable and left out the convicting power of the Holy Spirit of God to the point where many churches look like a diners club!


BY JAMES T. TYSON SR.