(Revised, from Don Boice)
Rumor has it that four radical groups have been operating in our congregations for decades. They have been identified as: Bin Sleepin, Bin Arguin, Bin Complainin, and Bin Missin. Their leader, Bin Satan, has effectively trained these groups to discourage, disrupt and even destroy the Body of Christ. Members of each group blatantly ignore God’s prohibitions against their respective behaviors:
· Bin Sleepin: “Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and
be sober” (1 Thess. 5:6).
· Bin Arguin: “Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be
put away from you, with all malice.” (Eph. 4:31).
· Bin Complainin: “Do all things without complaining and disputing” (Phil 2:14)
· Bin Missin: “…not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the
manner of some” (Heb. 10:25)
However, three productive and beneficial groups have been working hard to correct the issues caused by the aforementioned radicals. These Christ-centered cells are referred to as, Bin Studyin – Acts 17:11, Bin Prayin - 1 Thess. 5:17, and Bin Servin - 1 Cor. 15:58.
These latter groups have done wonders to encourage and strengthen the body of Christ. In addition to their fervent study, prayer and service, they have Bin Watchin, Bin Waitin, and Bin Longin for their Master, Jesus Christ, to return.
To which group do you belong?
Jesus, always Jesus!