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Get Me To The Church On Time

  • The children of Israel did that which was evil in Yahweh's sight, and forgot Yahweh their God, and served the Baals and the Asheroth. Judges 3:7 WEB

    Centuries ago, when it was time to go to church, there was an excitement in the air and no one wanted to stay home. It was a convenient religion. Baal was the god of materialism and money, while Asheroth was the god of sex and fertility. Molech was the god of fire.

    Worshipping these gods often involved extravagant drunken orgies. You were 'required' to sleep with prostitutes, each other's spouses, as well as man to man and woman to woman. This often produced unwanted pregnancies which were conveniently burned as a sacrifice to Molech (Lev 18:21).

    I used to read the Bible and wonder how people could worship idols like this. It just sounded so foreign and distant to me. Then as I grew older, the Lord revealed to me that it is still rampant today. Thousands of years later, most of the world still chase these same gods and Christians are not immune. It seems to be our default mode, when not actively seeking God. Lust, adultery, immorality, the love of money, abortion, and so much more. You don't have to search hard to find all of this alive and well in the church today.

    We need to keep Jesus at the center of our life so that He can bring balance to all areas. There is nothing wrong with money or sex, but it cannot be the most important thing in your life or it will become a snare to you. No one can serve two masters (Luke 16:13).

    There is a way out, and if you have been caught in this trap, start by putting God first in your life every day by beginning your day with prayer. Before long He will begin to guide you out of it and all the other things will fall into place. Don't forget the Lord your God and begin to unknowingly serve the others, for we are what we repeatedly do.

    Prayer: Father, I thank You for guiding me and I want to make the most of my life. Give me grace to flee from things that are bad for me as Joseph did. Forgive me of my past and lead me into a brighter future, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Deleted Member Beautiful prayer, let us always be serving You and only You, and not serve money, or other things of this world, let us always feel Your Power in our life and let us always serve You first in all things. 
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen!
May 21, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome Hallelujah God is on the throne Hallelujah. Amen
May 21, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wylesedited: May 21, 2016 Amen! It so helps to start every day with prayer! Thank you Father for Pastor Dion and his lovely wife Sylvia! They are such loyal servants and their light shines bright for all to see your wonders and grace! Pastor's Prayer: Father, I thank You for guiding me and I want to make the most of my life. Give me grace to flee from things that are bad for me as Joseph did. Forgive me of my past and lead me into a brighter future, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
May 21, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen. God does give us grace and leads us in the way He wants us to go.
May 21, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Amen
May 21, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan             Hum good morning!!  Exciting too know such a powerfull God!! I've had looks apond Me, my beliefs in a God of My understanding!! In My wrongs~~sin, I know a loving God who truely for gives! I'm after rebuilding Me after recovering from a debilitaing disease-cancer... My glory will come through as I grow. A time of true rebuilding!!!
May 21, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt He does truly give.
May 21, 2016
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Becky  Hines
Becky Hines Praise God for forgiveness of my sins, my past. Thank you Jesus for paying the cost of my forgiveness. Amen.
May 21, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt AMEN!
May 21, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen! Gal 5: 22-26, If I have died to the flesh,( my old self) and been raised to a new life, let me walk by the Spirit. (If I am alive, which I am, Help me LORD to act like it.)
May 21, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!
May 21, 2016
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Linda Cella
Linda Cella AMEN
May 21, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Amen ♡ 
May 21, 2016
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Albert Chau
Albert Chau There is a survey about happiness. 95% said "more money". The world is still worshipping Baal the God of materialism and money. A famous celebrity said, "whoever died with the most toys wins."
May 21, 2016
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Deanne Rascas
Deanne Rascas Wonderful message! I derived comfort from this prayer!
May 21, 2016
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Fraser Keys
Fraser Keys Amen thank you for wonderful message Pastor Dion so many times in the past I would put my focus on the things of this world and it would lead to frustration and depression.  It wasn't until I put my faith in the Lord that I became truly happy!
May 21, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! Starting the day with Bible study and devotions, makes the day blessed~
May 21, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Same here Carol.
May 21, 2016
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Eileen Garcia
Eileen Garcia Same here
May 21, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli AMEN!! 
May 21, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!
May 21, 2016
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Eileen Garcia
Eileen Garciaedited: May 21, 2016 amen. God is first in my life. My car transmission might b down, but God is still good. Praying it's just something minor. Even tho I'm still putting God 1st. Walking by Faith.
May 21, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Amen! thank you pastor Todd!
May 21, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝ Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-) Thanks Again! 
May 21, 2016
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner when got married paster gave marrrage councle saying putingg God first  did grow christen home did n,t how imporant  this was after second born lackin faith confience seeking anything but word seek out doctor to put drug thought would help would take having my fourth and reaching paster wife  learning make time God learn what meant put God first still need learn how getting into prayer stay in prayer find peace with my life .
May 21, 2016
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Darlene Blackmon
Darlene Blackmon Thank you Pastor for sharing this message and thanking God for being my lifeguard as I live in the flesh for without putting Him first, there would not be much of a life at all.
May 22, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Father, I thank You for guiding me and I want to make the most of my life.  Give me grace to flee from things that are bad for me as Joseph did.  In Jesus' Name.  Amen.
May 22, 2016
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Belinda Lee
Belinda Lee Thank you pastor this was a great sermon. God helped me and made my way out!
May 22, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen.Thank you Pastor,for sharing Gods word,and the pray.
May 22, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke Amen
May 23, 2016