Liberty Breakfast: By Luke Barson (Rev)-Commitment: Pt. 5

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LUKE 9:62

I will revisit the issue of commitment and servanthood next week. The Lord dropped something in my spirit yesterday at the park whilst praying and preparing for CHURCH SERVICE ( LIBERTY HOUR) today.

I was just pondering, and reflecting on the past; about fifteen years ago how young men and women used to voluntarily serve the church. How women would clean the church every Saturday evening, arrange the chairs (benches in those days) and decorate the auditorium for service. The youth would weed the premises of the church every month, clean the mission house, arrange the instruments late in the evening or early Sunday morning for service. That was an art of COMMITMENT. Isn’t it? I kept reminiscing, about a decade ago, how core leaders of churches would attend church service about three out of four Sundays and will never miss midweek service. Less committed leaders and church goers would attend at least three out of five Sundays and one midweek service out of five. Sadly today, core leaders of many denominations only tend to attend church service one out of five Sundays and will never attend midweek service. Church goers attend service only when there’s an occasion or prophetic meeting or every 31st December and the first Sunday in January and that ends it. This is a tragic shift, and I am more than convinced that, the statistics could be worse. PEOPLE DON’T SEEM TO BE COMMITTED about church anymore. It is scary!

Many people are more committed to pleasure and entertainment than they are committed to church. It is understandable that, people have become busier than ever, and that has even made the situation worse. Whilst people are busy due to work, distance and compounded by the traffic situation in most parts of our cities, others have been hurt, disillusioned or betrayed by a friend, the church or even some “believers” in the congregation. So they use that as an excuse not to be committed to church or not to attend regularly. I have observed rather sadly, that most people in the church these days seem to be looking for something “better” to do on Sunday morning than to go to church. Sports, entertainment, sleeping, watching movies or just visiting a friend to rather being in church.

“A certain man was preparing a great banquet ( party, feast, dinner emphasis mine) and invited many guests….. but they all alike began to give excuses…..( Luke 14:16-18)

The modern day Christian will always have a reason why he or she is not in church, or can not be committed to church, like the scripture indicates. I know hard core Christians who will prefer to go to the beach on a public holiday than to come to church if the holiday were to fall on a Sunday or Friday morning. One thing you must understand is that, the local church is a central part of God’s strategic plan for your spiritual growth.

“Let us not neglect our meeting together…( Hebrews 10:25)

I have heard some believers say, “well, I don’t need to go to church to be filled with the Holy Spirit, or be a Christian”. You might be right emotionally or technically, but spiritually you are wrong. You are far removed from God’s true plan.

To be cont…

Stay blessed always and remember to love someone and mean it.

#sociallysignificant #Lukebarson #Libertybreakfast

Rev. Prophet Luke Luki Barson is the Senior Pastor at Liberty House Christian Centre at Tema Community 25.

He has studied at the University of Ghana, the Methodist University College and the Christian Service University College.

He is currently a PhD student at the University of South Africa.



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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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