Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunday Roben!

Sunday's are so different for people who work at the church. Am I saying that right? Our alarm goes off at 5:30! I guess I say that because I talked with a woman today who got to sleep in until 8:30. Now she wanted to make it to 9:00 church, but didn't, so she came to 11:00, where she got to hear Preacher man give a really good sermon. I have to say, he get's better every time I hear him! One of the things I pray over him every Sunday before we walk into the church, is that he would be anointed to teach, preach and heal. That's his job, we both see it that way. It's simple and direct, yet with it goes a huge amount a responsibility. He knows that and it's incredibly important to him that he do these things according to the Word of God and the moving of the Spirit. Today there was a different preacher at each sermon. We have three preachers and three services. Jim preached 1st service, Carness preached 2nd and Preacher man did 3rd, and I bet a dime to a dollar not only were they all different, I bet Preacher man's was the only one that really taught from the Word. 
The scripture was Matthew 22:1-10 however he added 11-14 after he set the stage of what was going on in this scripture. 11-14 doesn't get a lot of sermon time and it might be because it's a hard one to understand, especially the last part.
But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing a wedding robe, and he said to him 'Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding robe?' And he was speechless. Then the king said to the attendants, 'Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' For many are called, but few are chosen. 
God calls all of us to come to Him through Jesus Christ. Now that's not who fills the churches every Sunday. That is the visible church, as Wesley calls it. The church is full of good and bad just like the wedding banquet had in it. All were called to come to the banquet, all are called to come to church. But putting on the wedding robe is a choice that each person must make for themselves. This robe is the robe of Christ. Just being in church does not mean you are a Christian, one of the chosen. Just like sitting in your garage does not make you a car! You are offered the robe of Christ, but you can say no. 
So when it comes down to the rubber hitting the road, do you have your wedding robe on? Are you clothed in Christ and ready to be at the banquet? Or are you sitting in your garage acting like your a car? 

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