There are several fads out now. I was in seminary long enough to read all the theories and trends that are a part of American church life. Of course most church desires to grow, though the motivations differ. It is sad to say that some churches do not want to grow…
Yesterday we began a new sermon series entitled “The Roman Road”. We took a long hard look at 3:23 yesterday. We learned that all people in all times and at all places have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. I’ve got to be honest with you. I’m not only the president of the sinner’s club, I’m also a member….
Its easy to fall into the temptation of church being a spectator sport. Its so easy to sit back and watch other people actually do the work. If the old statistic is still true than 20% of the people do 80% of the work. This is definitely out of order. God gives clear instructions for the order of the church in Ephesians 4.
The more I learn, the more I am convinced that soul winning cannot be overemphasized. There is nothing more vital to the local church than seeing souls saved. However, soul winning is a task that requires dedication and work. Jesus commanded: “Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled” (Luke 14:23). I love this verse because it illustrates the difficulty that soul winners may face.