Is Your Faith Just a Meme?

Let’s admit it! We all love memes. They’re cute. They’re funny. They’re inspirational. But they can also be annoying. Bottom line – they are just memes. They are not sacred items that will get you into Heaven. If I don’t post it, like it, and share it, I won’t have a heart attack or have gangrene set up in my leg. I won’t have 20 years of bad luck or suffer financial loss. 

For many people, their faith is just a meme. It’s a public display of something that potentially may not be lived out privately or outside Facebook and other social media. The litmus test of your closeness to God is not how many faith memes you post. Do you have a relationship with Jesus Christ? Do you spend real time with God in prayer and Bible study? Do you tell others what He has done for you with your voice? Do you serve Him by helping others? That is the true test. Do you pass?

Author: Matthew Winters (The Comeback Pastor)

Born and raised in Portsmouth, VA, I eventually landed in upstate SC because when God calls I move. I gave my life to Christ in 1987 and surrendered to the call to ministry in 1997. I am a three-time graduate from Liberty University and Theological Seminary: BS in Religion (2003), the MA in Religion (Leadership concentration - 2006), and the Master of Divinity (Pastoral Ministries - 2013). I have served as a worship leader and senior pastor in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia since 1996. After experiencing a divorce, God graciously gave me my wife, Jennifer, whom I married in September 2015. Between the two of us, we have 6 children. I am the Lead/Founding Pastor of Overcomers Church in Walhalla, SC, a church plant that is helping those who have been overcome by life to become Overcomers in Christ. Jennifer and I both love people and long to see them enter into a relationship with Christ and walk in the power of His Spirit. I pray that these thoughts I share will challenge and inspire you to greater heights and deeper depths for the glory of Christ.

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