To Brother Mason and Steve for preaching and teaching while the Pastor was out of town.  And to all the others who picked up and carried on.  But especially to those who took part by their presence.  Thank you all.

If You Follow Joel Osteen, You Need to Stop

If you still haven’t come to the realization that Joel Osteen (and his wife) are heretics, then you haven’t been paying attention or you’ve been hoodwinked by his Christian ‘sounding’ rhetoric which underneath is nothing other than new age self fulfillment in the guise of Christian faith.

Need more proof?  There’s this.

A recently recorded video is circulating online of Victoria Osteen, wife of megachurch speaker and author Joel Osteen, calling on congregants at Lakewood Church to ‘do good for your own self’ because obedience, the church and worship are not for God as much as for self-happiness.

“I just want to encourage every one of us to realize when we obey God, we’re not doing it for God—I mean, that’s one way to look at it—we’re doing it for ourselves, because God takes pleasure when we’re happy,” she declares in the undated 36-second clip with her husband standing by her side and nodding. “That’s the thing that gives Him the greatest joy…”

The theological problem with that, in case you missed it, is that worship is NOT about you and obedience is NOT about your happiness.  God doesn’t exist for you, you exist for God.  The Osteen’s, as heretics, have it just backwards.

Why do I mention this?  Because some Christians in our country have been duped by Osteen’s self fulfillment false gospel and it is my task as the under-shepherd to guard the sheep from the wolves.

The Osteens are wolves.

From This Week’s Bulletin

Be sure to come Sunday Night to join us for our (abbreviated) evening worship service and stay afterwards for our fellowship meal.

We are so pleased to have Bro Mason Goodman bringing the message Sunday morning and again that evening.  Mason served the Riverside Church in Harriman for over 30 years before retiring (but not retiring) after which he became the Director of Missions of our Association.

Please be in prayer for both the Nominating Committee and the Budget Committee as they begin the process of arranging the budget and enlisting workers for next year (beginning October 1).  And if you are asked to fill a position, please consider prayerfully doing so.

Petros-Joyner Supply Drive- If you can help, we’re looking for paper, pencils, spiral one subject notebooks, colored pencils, crayons, glue sticks, cap erasers, safety scissors, and small hand held pencil sharpeners.  Today is the end of the drive.  To all who helped, thank you!