Monday, July 18, 2016

Weekend of Prayer for National Healing


Our nation is going through a race crisis like I have never seen before. The solution is not found in the government or court rooms. It is not found in The White House or on Capitol Hill. It is found in our houses of worship.  If we will pray God will heal our land.

I am calling for a national weekend of prayer starting September 16. I am asking people of all faiths to join together in their respective houses of worship and pray for peace, justice, protection, security and national unity.

Since the Church is the most segregated institution in our nation, I am asking them to volunteer to participate in integration on Sunday September 18. On that day I want White churches to invite Black pastors to participate in their worship and I want Black churches to invite White pastors to participate in their worship. This may be a time to swap pulpits or interview each other or simply offer prayers or read scripture; do something that will show respect and honor for your brothers and sisters of another race in your worship.

When you visit each others churches, I want you to bring 4 to 6 leaders with you to participate in a dialogue following the service. In the dialogue would be 4-6 leaders of each respective church. I want off duty police officers from your community to volunteer to show up in the worship and participate in this dialogue. I want Black officers to go to White churches and White officers to go to Black churches.

On this weekend I ask that all those involved in Black Lives Matter not to gather in the streets but join us in our houses of worship. Not to make a scene, but to respectfully follow the spiritual leadership of the prayer service and dialogue.

To help facilitate this voluntary church integration and prayer time, I will have a website where your church can notify the nation when and where you will be having your service and dialogue. If you need help connecting with a Black or White church your registration will be an invitation for church leaders to connect. On the site will be tools to assist in the dialogue along with prayers, and litanies.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Lives matter.

Lives matter period. That should be the beginning and the end of the sentence but unfortunately that is not the case. Race should not matter. But it does. I grew up singing “Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world.” The truth is that Jesus loves all children in the world the same: little and big, young and old, rich or poor. No one ever stops being one of God’s children and God loves us all the same regardless of race, age, or social standing.


The tragedy which took place in Dallas is yet another reminder that we live in a world that is filled with hurting people, filled with anger and hostility towards their fellow man. The brutal, senseless act of gunning down five policemen, those who had dedicated their lives to try and protect others, is horrible and goes against everything Jesus teaches us about “loving others.” The preliminary findings that these killings were race related makes it even worse.

Unfortunately people have a hard time believing and remembering that we are all loved by God and that we are all His children. The roots of evil are planted when we forget these things. We were bought by Him, and not by any man. And God gave us the freedom to choose between loving our brother or sister and not loving them. As long as there is the freedom to choose, tragically, some will not choose love.

When Moses freed the enslaved Hebrews out of Egypt, they still suffered from slave mentality even though their shackles were traded for gold and silver. That is why God kept them in the wilderness for 40 years. Not until they broke the chains that bound their thinking and beliefs could they enter into the promised land.


Even though slavery is still very much alive in parts of the world today, we can only be imprisoned or shackled physically. No one can enslave our minds. The only true slavery takes place in our thinking.

Slave thinking is a soul cancer. When his brothers enslaved the Biblical Joseph, he never lost sight of his dream. Although he was enslaved physically, mentally he was free. Through this “real” freedom he became one of the most powerful men in the world.

The apostle Paul was imprisoned when he wrote; “through faith in Him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.” (Ephesians 3:12) When we break our mental slavery “through faith” and approach God with freedom and confidence, our lives will matter. It doesn’t matter whether we are a priest or a penitent, a businessman or a bum, a Cop or a criminal. Wherever we are in life, we can find freedom through faith in Jesus.


Black lives, blue lives, white lives, yellow lives and brown lives, red lives, they all matter. That is why Jesus came to this world. He died an unjust death that we might live. Put your faith in Him. Lives matter.

Let's each pray for comfort and healing of all families, especially the children, that are affected by violence from either fear or hate, both that are from evil. Let us also seek from Him, healing for our land and the world.

Pastor Robert Schuller
July 8, 2016

"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." + 2 Chronicles 7:14

Friday, June 3, 2016

He Cares For The One Lost

 “Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?  And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’ In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
Luke 15:8-10


A few years ago my wife and I attended a friends “Pirate” party. Everyone dressed

up like Pirates and the tables were decorated with Pirate Booty. After the party my

friend gave me some of the decorations for my grandkids to play with. They have

dressed up like pirates and played with the “treasure chest” ever since.

Recently my grandson found a “gold” piece at his home. He was very excited about

finding a lost coin and was very intent on returning it to the treasure chest. The next

time he came by the house, he ran to the toy cupboard, found the chest and

reverently returned the coin to its proper place.

It reminded me of the parable of Jesus. The woman looked everywhere for the lost

coin and when she had found it was overjoyed.

Knowing how God cares about the lost, when I was the senior pastor of the 


Crystal Cathedral,  I designed a “Ticket to Heaven.” We gave away nearly 1 million.  

I ran across some of those the other day and was reminded of how simple it is to accept  

 the grace of God.

Finding the lost coin is about those whose discover the love of God. “There is

rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

 

I have designed and ordered new “Tickets to Heaven.” If you would like some please

let me know. My first order will only be 1000. If I need more I will buy order more. I

am hoping that I will need to order 10,000 next time and 100,000 the next. Your

donations will allow me to give these away by the 100’s. Thank you for all you do for

this ministry to save lives.




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