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Spiritual Posers

September 18th, 2010 Posted in sermons

Let me say something controversial:

Did you know it is possible to pray, believe in miracles, live a good life, be baptized, keep the ten commandments, and go to church and not necessarily be a Christian?

Now, if you are a Christian you should do all those things, but doing them in and of themselves does not necessarily mean you are a believer.

Lord, Lord.

This Sunday at Harvest we will look at the searching words of Jesus as he concludes the Sermon on the Mount with:

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.(Matthew 7:21-23)

“Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’

“And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’


This message is for you!

Have you ever met someone who attempts to come off like they are someone else?

That’s what a lot of people in the church are doing today. We call them Posers.

We are inclined to think we know who the posers or fakes are out there, but the real question needs to be, “Am I a poser?”

I hope you will either join us in person or watch online at Harvest.org.

Remember to pray for the Harvest in Chicago.

Also, please remember the Harvest Crusade in Chicago is next week.

The final touches are being put on, so let’s remember this great American city in prayer as the gospel goes out there.

For more info on that, go to chicago.harvest.org

5 Responses to “Spiritual Posers”

  1. Miriam says:

    So the key here is to do the Will of God and not our will.

  2. James J says:

    Thank you pastor Greg for that blog. The worst thing about doing all those “things” is that they miss out on the true wonder of our christian life. Which is knowing and having a relationship with our savior. I would gladly trade all other things for that.

  3. Christopher Casteel says:

    Pastor Greg… This was a great message this morning. God Bless you.

  4. Colleen Foshee says:

    I’ve been having some interesting discussions with people lately about being lukewarm. A touchy subject. I will pray right after I submit this for your efforts in this series and for the beautiful city if Chicago. It’s one of my favorites! May the Father woo many and the Spirit of wisdom and revelation fall on all.

  5. Mike in Corona ~ says:

    Thanks, Greg. This is a good one. :-)

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