FOR I DETERMINED NOT TO KNOW ANYTHING AMONG YOU
EXCEPT.. JESUS CHRIST AND HIM CRUCIFIED ..........1 CORINTHIANS 2:2.
LAUGHTER OR THE CROSS?
What is the best medicine available today for all our loses, aches and
pains we have and are encountering in todays world?.. laughter or the cross?..
truth or funny lies?
I dare say the cross. Admittedly the holy scriptures do talk about laughter as
being likened unto medicine, that it makes good but I don't believe that a merry heart can
solve all of our setbacks. People even get sick of laughing and having fun. God has
written for us all to know that the cross that He has asked all of His followers to carry
is the be all and end all to men and women's setbacks and even your self orientated carnal
life.. 2 Corinthians 6:12... laughter can never save the soul.
It was the way of the Christ that intrigued the apostle Paul, to the place where he lost
interest in all other things in his life and life itself. This one particular disciple of
the Christ was obsessed with Jesus, His walk, His ways and His person... Philippians
1:21... Pauls goal became the Christ.
Whether it be laughter, fun times, gain, fame or fortune.. these all have their end and
they all wear thin sooner or later. Kind of like men and women who go out in the world
partying, socialising, bar/b/queing etc.. all have a used by date. And after the champagne
has been popped they go back to the water. After the gambling club closes they go back to
their rented house with their debts... Ecclesiastes 5:10.
After the socialising is over they go back to their mundane life of being a beast of
burden for the world system ... it all comes to a lonely, fearful end... Proverbs
But the cross .. Christ and Him crucified is the all time great and wonderful
journey of a lifetime yet only for those who would dare trod the straight and narrow... Ephesians
Jesus is saying to all .. church goers, professing church leaders, worldlings, academics
and sceptics across the board .. come with Me and I will take you on a journey that will
revolutionise your entire being to the place where you too will say .. I am determined not
to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.!!!!!!!! ... He can do
it, just dare pick up your cross.
WHAT A FELLOWSHIP, WHAT A JOY DIVINE LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS
WHAT A BLESSEDNESS, WHAT A PEACE IS MINE LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING
And the Spirit and the bride say come and let him who hears say come
and let him who thirsts come and whoever desires let him take the waters of life .. freely
...... Revelation 22:17.
Pastor Paul Sheehan