This is a challenge,- a call to repentance. A few years ago, the Lord showed us that we needed to go beyond the established churches in our area, and establish the Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center. Many have asked us why this area needs another church.
The Lord has shown us that there are two kinds of Christians. A small minority have entered by the narrow gate and are living the difficult life. ( Matt. 7:14 ) The Lord has made them new creations.
( 2nd Cor. 5:17 ) They determine their own Christianity by examining themselves, whether they are in the faith ( 2nd Cor. 13:5 ) and determine the Christianity of others, not by looking at one or two incidents in their past, but by examining their fruits. ( Matt. 7:20 )
Have you ever met a person that, in addition to being a faithful church goer, was extremely nice, and in addition to being nice, was happy, and one that couldn't do enough for you? That person was probably a real Christian.
Most of those, that we have met in our area, are not like this. They claim to be saved, and yet their so-called salvation is not based upon what God or Jesus did, but upon what they did ONCE. They said a sinner's prayer ONCE, or believed in their minds ONCE, or were baptized in water, or went to church a few times, or joined a church. They may have even prophesied in the name of Jesus, or cast out demons, or done wonders in His name. Yet the Lord will say to many of these in that Day, " I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawnessness!" ( Matt. 7:23 and Matt. 25:12 )
Even worse, many in this second category are telling others, even the youth, in their church, that they are saved, when in fact, these youth are living in sin, and uncleanness. In spite of the fact that these young people are destroying their bodies, and wasting their resources, that should be going to support themselves or their families, or to the Lord's work,- by smoking, drinking, doing drugs, or wasting their lives in unprofitable pleasures, they are being told that because they said a prayer once, they are still saved and everything will be ok. Hasn't anyone ever read 1st Corinthians 6:9-11 and Galatians 5:16-21?
In the churches of these other " christians " there is seldom, if any, worship:
When, if ever, did you hear the pastor, or song leader in your church, say," I worship You God, or I worship You Lord, or I worship You Jesus? ( John 4:24 )
When, if ever, did you see any in the congregation of your church on their knees. ( Rom. 14:11 and Phil. 2:10 )
When, if ever, did you see the congregation of your church raise their hands in praise and worship? ( 1st Tim. 2:8 )
When did you hear anyone in your church shout, " Praise the Lord! "
( Rom. 15:11 and over 100 times in the Old Testament ) A lady who had come from one of the nearby churches was heard recently saying how wonderful the service in her church was, because nobody said, "Praise the Lord." How long will the Lord put up with this wickedness?
When, if ever, did anyone in your church exhort you to pray in the Holy Spirit daily? ( Eph. 6:18 and Jude 20,21 )
Have you heard someone in your church blaspheme the Holy Spirit by saying that the gifts of the Spirit ceased in the apostolic age, and that the present day manifestations of the Spirit are of the Devil?
How long has it been since you have heard a message that included teaching, and exhorting, on waging spiritual warfare? ( Eph. 6:10 - 18 )
Do you wonder why church attendance in this area is so sparse? Why should anyone want to go to church, when what they hear inside the church, is the same as what they hear outside?
At the Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center, we may not have large crowds, but the few that do come, soon learn what path they should be on, and what it takes to please God, and gain entrance into heaven!
If you have questions, or comments, feel free to e-mail us, by clicking on the Contact Us link below.
Our Sunday AM services are being held at the Mexico Beach Civic Center. In accordance with federal laws, we have permission to use this heated, and air conditioned, facility on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM central time. We begin with a short time of greeting and fellowship, and then TJ leads us in worship. After the service we have holy communion, a time when people can request prayer, especially for healing, and sometimes, a pot luck luncheon.
The Mexico Beach Civic Center is located at 105 N. 31st Street. It is the white building with the dark green roof, which is just behind that new Mexico Beach restaurant, Mango Marley's. It is behind Parker Realty, and is on the northeast side of Rte 98. It is about 7/10 mile south of the Mexico Beach Welcome Center. For a map showing the location of the Mexico Beach Civic Center, click below the photo:
Mexico Beach Civic Center
Map of Civic Center Area
Have a wonderful week. May God bless you, and your family!
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