What a wonderful day we had at Church yesterday. God blessed in a wonderful way. The crowd was up, the spirit was amazing and I sure enjoyed preaching both services. It blessed my heart good to be back at Grand View Baptist Church. Here is a thought for today:
FICKLE FOLLOWERS- Nothings new. As a pastor, I've often wondered how someone could think I'm the best pastor ever and then a few months later think I'm not worth listening to? How does that happen? Well, honestly, people are fickle. In Acts 14 we see that perfectly illustrated. At Lystra, a cripple man was healed and the whole city wanted to worship Paul and Barnabas. They even called them by the name of their gods. But Paul told them they were just common men who worshiped the Lord and "with these sayings scarce restrained they the people, that they had not done sacrifice unto them." (verse 18) But the next verse (19) reads: "And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and having stoned Paul, drew him out of the city, supposing he had been dead." From getting worshiped to getting stoned and left for dead!! Maybe it's not so bad when people just decided not to hear me preach anymore. I haven't been stoned yet!! Better yet, we don't we decide that we will be committed Christians and not fickle followers!
Have a blessed day dear friend.
Pastor Mike Mutchler