• Dr. Hal Kitchings

FLORIDA COMES IN SECOND!




FLORIDA COMES IN SECOND!


I’m not talking about the Gators. I’m not even talking about ball. I’m talking about a recent study. A new study has compared America’s fifty states using forty-three indicators of immorality. The data set ranges from violent crimes to excessive drinking to gambling disorders. We—Florida, “lost” to Nevada. Not surprising, is it? Nevada ranks first, primarily due to greed and lust. Maybe we struggle with like issues? Probably. And we have lots of tourism, like Nevada. Oh well… just trying to make us feel better, I guess.


AT LEAST DIDN’T COME IN FIRST!


That sounds strange, doesn’t it? I mean, everyone wants to be #1! Not in this case. But I would have been fine being ranked where my home state is usually ranked in most studies—50th! We’re not. We are 2nd!


HOW SHOULD WE VIEW THIS RANKING AS A CHURCH… A CHURCH CLOSE TO WHAT HAS BEEN CALLED ONE OF THE GREATEST BEACHES IN AMERICA—CLEARWATER?


Yes, we have that going for us or against us—depending on how you view it, too. J It’s an incredible mission opportunity, folks! All we have to do is “step outside our doors” and BOOM—people are everywhere! And many of them have not come into a personal relationship with Jesus. We get to share the only thing that provides life-changing hope. You and I both know that many in our area have no hope. I don’t about you, but that gets me excited! Not that they have no hope, but that we have the chance to share about our hope in Christ. It changes everything!


Until Next Time.....

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