GOSPEL OUTREACH CHURCH

Treadmill of Life! 10/5/16
Treadmill Of Life! 10/5/16




Romans 12:2 (KJV)
2  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.  

As an aside, I re-posted this NATIONALLY posted article yesterday concerning my LOCAL community:


I REGRET posting ANYTHING even remotely political, but this article concerned me.

This article was quickly rebuffed by the LOCAL school authorities:

http://www.henryherald.com/news/misinterpretation-of-henry-county-schools-memo-leads-to-firestorm-over/article_601ce442-9a92-522f-8b69-c2fe0a8df144.html

"You are hereby directed to remove all items which contain religious symbols, such as crosses, printed bibles, angels, bible verses, printed prayers, and biblical quotations from the common areas, hallways, classrooms, and office of East Lake Elementary School...".

BUT, in fairness of reporting, WHY is ONLY items relating to CHRIST denied?????

PLEASE DON'T SHOOT THE MESSENGER!!??

Now, please allow me to offend you a little more.

While sweating profusely on a treadmill yesterday, a thought suddenly struck me.

I recently returned from a vacation/ministry trip to Foley, Alabama.

While there, I spoke, sang and attended several Church services that I wore a suit and tie-I have two suits and two dress shirts.

One suit-my newer suit-I purchased last year AFTER I had lost a lot of weight.

I quickly noted its UN-comfortableness as it was NOW too tight-wonder why??????

Needless to say, I only wore it once!!!

Thus my walking the treadmill yesterday!

Did I mention my SWEATING profusely?????

Now for the offending part of this sermon-I PRAY you forgive my slang????

As I walked the treadmill yesterday, the thought that suddenly struck me was an OLD saying a fellow minister said MANY YEARS ago.

I will try to clean it up for a G rated audience:

" IF you ever get your hind end on your shoulders, DO NOT get your clothes altered to fit!!!"

In kinder words, WHEN WE get mean and ugly, (as WE all do sometimes), don't stay in that foul mood or state-GET OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Or, as Carlos Santana sang

" YOU GOT TO CHANGE YOUR EVIL WAYS, BABY!!!"

IF you are still here, my thought, while sweating profusely on the treadmill, was this:

" If YOU ever find your clothes don't fit, do not get them altered to your larger size!!!"

" YOU GOT TO CHANGE YOUR EVIL WAYS, BABY!!!"

Romans 12:2 (KJV)
2  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.  

Rather than ALTER my suit to fit my much larger frame, why not alter my body to fit my new clothes!!??

AMEN!!??

Brethren, the only real power WE have in this earth is the ability to change ourselves-of course, THROUGH CHRIST:

Philippians 4:13 (KJV)
13  I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.  

WE must take full advantage of this TRUTH:

2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)
17  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.  

WE do NOT have to stay in that OLD man, but allow Christ to form the NEW man/person.

DO NOT GET OUR CLOTHES ALTERED TO FIT THE OLD MAN!!!

If you are like me, WE KNOW HOW TO DO IT!!!!

As my old mentor used to preach:

" Sometimes one has to grab him or her selves by the back of the neck and fling themselves down on the alter!!!!!"

TODAY, if YOU want to change-THEN CHANGE!!!

JUST DO IT!

GOD BLESS YOU TODAY!

PASTOR DOUG

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