The “up to date” church is a far cry from the old fashion church of yesteryear.
Should we follow the path of the modern Christians and adjust our churches?  

What does the bible say?
Je 6:16 Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.

Pr 4:26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.
The word "ponder" means to think about. The Lord is telling us to consider seriously the path we're on. Where does this path lead? What's along the way?

Isaiah talks about the same thing when he says “This is the way, walk ye in it” (Is 30:21)

The bible also warns about paths that lead us the wrong way.
Pr 4:14-15 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.
The word "wicked" simply means wrong. There is a wrong path. We are told to not go down this path. In fact, we are told to avoid it entirely.

Je 6:16 Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.
Judah had forsaken the old paths. They refused, and they paid.
God said the devourer is coming. The devourer still walks the aisle of our churches, trying to draw us from the old time way.

IN JEREMIAH’S DAY....
1. THIS PATH WAS REMEMBERED

He said “"ask for the old paths". Someone remembered the old time way.
The way of our fathers and grandfathers is not out of date. Someone needs to make sure those paths are not forgotten.
The old time way of prayer, preaching, praise, and power will still work.

2. THIS PATH IS REJECTED

Some of the people said "We will not walk therein". There are the modern crowd who thinks we need something new. Don’t listen to their lies. The arm of flesh will never work.

3. THIS PATH IS RIGHT

The old path is old for a reason. It’s old because it WORKS. It’s old because it has endured the difficult times.
I WANT TO STICK TO THIS PATH BECAUSE .....

I'VE FOUND HIS GUIDANCE IS ON THIS PATH

Ps 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Ps 119:35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.
Ps 119:47 And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.

I'VE FOUND HIS GOODNESS IS ON THIS PATH

I’ve found the blessings of God on the old path.
Ru 2:15-16 ...Boaz commanded his young men, saying, Let her glean even among the sheaves, and reproach her not: And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not.
Ex 34:5-6 And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD. And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
Ps 31:19 Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee...

I'VE FOUND HIS GRACE IS ON THIS PATH

I’ve gotten help from God on the old path. His grace is found on this path.
GRACE TO HELP FOR THE SINNER.
Ro 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
GRACE TO HELP FOR THE SAINT
Heb 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
2 Co 12:9 ..My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness....

 

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