Be Serious!

Lighten up! Chill out! Simmer-down-now! Calm down!

Do you get a sense of the irony? Yes, irony prevails!

Currently, here are many very serious issues happening (hostile battles of philosophical and political ideologies, economic strategy, climate change, sexual proclivities, etc.). Both sides of these issues express themselves angrily, but then they post juvenile immature photos and graphics that call into question whether they really are serious about their positions.

Moreover, in the middle of these very serious issues, it seems like the most popular internet topics, going viral on social media, are snarky memes, a cat playing keyboards, Charley biting his big brother’s finger, talking chipmunks, and people caught in the act of being ridiculous.

1 Peter 1:13 Therefore, with your minds ready for action, be serious and set your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Disciples of Jesus Christ are on mission! We have the good news that this bipolar world needs, but do we take our roles and our opportunities seriously?

For that matter, do we view God seriously? Is He really Lord of our lives, guiding each decision and empowering each action? If God’s people are not serious about Christ, we probably will not be given much credibility when we try to speak into a world that urgently needs Him.


By | 2017-10-08T17:38:43+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Categories: Hope|Tags: , |

About the Author:

Pastor Phil, his wife Carol, and their three children, started in Bixby over 20 years ago when New Beginnings was meeting in a downtown Bixby store front. As a result of God's blessings, New Beginnings has become one of the fastest growing churches in Oklahoma. Pastor Phil graduated from Tulsa East Central High School (1978), and Tulsa University (1982). After serving for 11 years as a Student Pastor, at the age of twenty-nine Phil began to pastor his first church in Edgewater, Colorado. Phil received a Master’s Degree from Denver Theological Seminary (1994) and completed his doctorate in Missions and Evangelism at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2012. Phil and Carol are honored to serve God in a Kingdom minded church, with joy and longevity.

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