Sunday, October 7, 2007

Beau's Sunday Sermon -- Who Is Your Master?

“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon...choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve,..But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”" (Matthew 6:24; Luke 16:13; Joshua 24:15) God makes it perfectly clear. Choose me or choose earthly things. You can't have it both ways. Bad habits that one has: worry and anxiety, smoking; drinking; eating too much; working too much; too much television; doing ANYTHING similar in excess; skipping church to sleep in, go to the football game, or go to the lake, mom calls these vices. That's a good word for them. One definition of a vice is a screw like device that holds something. That's exactly what these vices do. They hold you in their grip, screw you over, and keep you from becoming the best person God knows you can be. Anything that holds you back from following God, doing His will, being truly His, and or being the best you can be is a vice...even your family can be a vice if you choose it over God. Are you willing to drop everything, and leave everything and everyone behind, if He calls you to? "Choose this day whom you will serve.. ." Love, Beau