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The Fiery Darts of the Evil One - Mediocrity and Apathy

Psalms28:7; Ephesians 6:10-20; Various

The Fiery Darts of Mediocrity and Apathy

Psalms 28:7; Ephesians 6:10-20; Various

In Revelation 3:14-22, we read about the church of Laodicea that was described as being zealously luke-warm. They thought they were rich but Jesus tells them they are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked. Jesus tells them that he will vomit them out of his mouth.

We all read this and we think, yeah Lord, give it to them. But the truth is that we can all become complacent when Satan strikes us with the one-two punch of the fiery darts of mediocrity and apathy. And the problem is when these arrows pierce us we don’t even care… we’re too apathetic to even care.

The Hebrew writer calls us Big babies! Hebrews 5:12-14 –In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.

James 1:22 – Don’t just hear it…do it!

As Christians we are supposed to have “Mountain Moving” faith (Mt 17:20). But when we are hit with the fiery darts of mediocrity and apathy we don’t even have “mustard seed” faith. Mediocrity breed Lethargy, Lethargy breeds Apathy, Apathy breeds death.

So what do we do? Nehemiah 8:10 says, “The joy of the Lord is my strength.” Joy breeds enthusiasm, enthusiasm breeds excitement, excitement is contagious!

Psalm 28:7 - The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.

No Junk For Jesus – Give of Your Best to the Master!!!

Casual Christian - CCLI Song # 212309 Dana Key | Eddie Degarmo© 1985

2- This life is filled

With strong distractions

One pulls from the left

One from the right

I've already made up my mind

Gonna leave this world behind

I'm gonna make my life

A living sacrifice

Chorus - I don't wanna be

I don't wanna be

A casual Christian

I don't wanna live

I don't wanna live

A lukewarm life

Because I wanna light up the night

With an everlasting light

I don't wanna live

A casual Christian life

I don't wanna live

A casual Christian life

09/17/20/ Preacher/ Ministers Minute/
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