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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Independence From God?

Early July is when we in the United States of America celebrate our independence from Great Britain.  Independence is not a new thing.  There are countries around the world with very large minority people groups, who are seeking to separate into independent nations.


  Independence can turn out to be a really good thing.  And like all good things, people have figured out how to abuse their independence for their own personal interests.  This is exactly what we see happening in our country. 


  Children are being raised by parents, who don’t think twice about fellowship with other Christians at church.  “And all that generation also were gathered to their fathers. And there arose another generation after them who did not know the Lord or the work that he had done for Israel.”  (Judges 2:10)


 Sadly, too many children have been raised without God in their lives.  Then, those children grow up and have children of their own, and that next generation grows up ignorant of God.  The cycle repeats itself to a point in which you have generations of adults, who have grown increasingly opposed or hostile to God and the church.


 That’s sad.  Why not break the cycle and see what’s actually going on here at St. Matthew’s.  We are not as large and exciting as some of the churches in Sioux City or Omaha, but we do want to share the love of Jesus with our community.  Check us out.  You might be surprised!  Click on the “Our Church” tab for worship details.








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