Connecting the Dots in an Unconnected World

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Corrupt Culture

Three Saint Petersburg, Florida policemen have been shot and killed in the line of duty in the past 30 days. That number is more than were shot and killed in the previous 30 years. While our hearts go out to the families of these slain officers these tragedies beg the question, “What is happening?”

I am not a prophet or the son of a prophet. However, I do have an opinion. I believe that in our beloved nation we are living in an increasingly corrupt culture. All around us we see the evidences of this corruption in our politics, our greed, our callousness to others and even in our churches. Allow me to enumerate some of the causes of this corruption not necessarily in any order.

There seems to be a complete loss of any sense of personal accountability. Far too few take responsibility for their actions and submit to the authorities a civilized culture places upon itself.

There is a rejection of the reality of our actions. Life is surreal for most. When we watch our favorite Hollywood star die in a movie we watch on television then change the channel an watch the same star in a romantic scene we lose our sense of reality. Even our attitude concerning death is reshaped.

We have glorified sin and wrong to the point that many see abhorrent behavior as a way to make their mark on society. The influences of brutal movies and violent video games cannot be overestimated. Our lives are inundated by these influences and they have a dramatic impact on our world view.

We live in a world that is tainted by sin and evil. There is a real devil that sponsors wicked behavior. To deny this truth is to stick your head in the sand.

We must not surrender our nation to the lawless and the wicked. We must with courage and conviction share the gospel of Christ that can changes hearts and lives. The only hope is found in Jesus Christ.

Attempting to connect the dots…

Romans 1:16

"When written in Chinese the word crisis is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity."
~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Friday, February 11, 2011

2011 Southwest Florida Conference on Evangelism and Soul Winning

Place this event on your calendar. You do not want to miss it!

Attempting to connect the dots…


Romans 1:16


"God isn't looking for people of great faith, but for individuals ready to follow Him"

~ Hudson Taylor

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Best of Times – The Worst of Times

Charles Dickens begins his novel A Tale of Two Cities with the line “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” This could be well spoken of life in the 21st century.

While there is much difficulty on the international scene, in our own nation and even in our own state with the economy, unemployment,, social unrest and religious ambiguity. There is much to be positive about.

The gospel is still the power of God to salvation when it is clearly proclaimed. We have free opportunity to preach the gospel in more places than ever before. God still blesses the faithful and judges the wicked. The church is till the pillar and ground of all truth. All of this gives us reason for hope.

We must look to the future days with a faith that produces a positive attitude. Ultimately our attitude will determine our action. The need to win a lost world is as great today as the day Jesus spoke the Great Commission. God can and will use us if we will make ourselves available.

Determine that you will have a positive attitude and ask God to use you to win someone to Jesus today.

Attempting to connect the dots…

Romans 1:16

“Two men looked through prison bars, one saw mud the other stars.”
~ Fredrick Langbridge

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