Tonight Mario will preach a message on TBN entitled: Excited over nothing.
Before you read the outline of the message we are asking for you to let us know you will be praying for an open door to share all of the counsel of God and for a heart of revival to get in the Body of Christ. – Editors at MMM.
Excited over nothing.
A man once said, “The problem with many women is that they get excited over nothing and then they marry them.”
Tonight I am accusing the American Church of being excited over nothing. Before I get specific let me state the results of being excited over nothing.
We did not lose our nation just because liberals took it but because we gave it away. We did everything to America but convert it to Christ.
Look at how many events, conferences; church services do not invite souls to meet Jesus. Look at all the cities where the Pastors refuse to come together to win souls.
Look at all of the things we are excited about that have nothing to do with winning souls.
Too many Christians are excited by the ridiculous but bored with the sublime.
1. Excited by ridiculous perks: valet parking, slick program, Starbucks coffee and preaching that sounds like fortune cookie sayings, but not Jesus Himself. Church has become a harmless social gathering instead of a sublime threat to the powers of darkness in their community.
-2 Timothy 3:5 “having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
2. Leaders excited by celebrity: Some are so desperate for acceptance they cave in on their convictions about the existence of hell or what the bible says about marriage and do ask the viewer to turn to Christ. Leaders beware if you think that you must be right just because you have a big following.
-Proverbs 25:26 A righteous man who falters before the wicked, is like a murky spring and a polluted well.
3. Excited by mystical experiences but not willing to pay the price for genuine miracles. Beware of binging on prophecy and emotion. Do not place personal words above the Bible and emotional binges above winning souls. We cannot be excited about meetings that bless us but make us look crazy to outsiders.
-1 Corinthians 14: 23 Therefore if the whole church comes together in one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those who are uninformed or unbelievers, will they not say that you are out of your mind? 24 But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an uninformed person comes in, he is convinced by all, he is convicted by all. 25 And thus the secrets of his heart are revealed; and so, falling down on his face, he will worship God and report that God is truly among you.
4. Hyper-grace teaching that excites but removes the urgency of the lost to repent. Abusing the goodness of God does not make them want to get saved but lets them delay. The spirit is convicting them while was a salving their conscience.
Romans 6: 1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?