Welcome, friends, to Temple Baptist Church!
Pastor Bud Owen
I was recently reading a novel and ran across the word “propitious.” I was not familiar with the word so I looked it up in the dictionary. It means, “Favorably disposed; being a good sign; tending to favor.” With that definition in mind, listen to the following quotes: “The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself hath ordained.” That quote is from the First Inaugural Address of America's first President, George Washington in the city of New York on Thursday, April 30, 1789.
Our country has moved very far from the foundation of which she was founded. Because of our country's drift, we should not expect God's propitious smile on our nation. We, Christians, have a responsibility to share the Good News to others in our sphere of influence. If we want to see a change in our country, we must make known the message of Jesus Christ, to give unbelievers the warning and the hope. The Lord has given us all we need in His Word to take His message to the world. Geoge Washington concludes his inaugural address with the following statements: “Having thus imparted to you my sentiments as they have been awakened by the occasion which brings us together, I shall take my present leave; but not without resorting once more to the benign Parent of the Human Race in humble supplication that, since He has been pleased to favor the American people with opportunities for deliberating in perfect tranquility, and dispositions for deciding with unparalleled unanimity on a form of government for the security of their union and the advancement of their happiness, so His divine blessing may be equally conspicuous in the enlarged views, the temperate consultations, and the wise measures on which the success on which this Government must depend.” As important as elections are and they are very important, our nation will not change until we see a change in people's hearts. Let's pray for a revival but also put feet (mouths) to our prayers and share the Good News with others!
Thank you for your time and may God's richest blessings be yours!
(The preceding article was written by Tim Chavel and published in Devotionals - a publication of Northside Baptist Church of Charlotte, North Carolina).
Pastor Bud Owen
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- Recognize what God had done to remedy you lost condition. (Romans 5:8 and John 3:16)
- Repent; a willingness to turn from sin to the Savior. (Luke 13:3 and Acts 20:21)
- Receive the Lord Jesus Christ as your own Personal Savior. (John 1:12)
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