Monday, April 20, 2020

The Change Coming in Church

I am watching Christians turning from western Religion as this test goes on.  What used to be OK is no longer. 

The words of faith, the words of hope and the words of mercy and compassion are strangely absent.  Some are in the arena, but the traditional church is stumbling.  Many will not make it. 

This is a classic rubber meeting the road.. and traction is lacking.

What this means is trend towards a better ministry model and away from the preaching pulpit centric model.  It is important.. but only one of the FIVE essentials. Those who wear the title PASTOR must now fulfill the role of that grace.  What is it?

The answer can be found in the ministry of Jesus. The New Testament account reveals that Jesus did five things:

(1) Jesus built His relationship with His Father,
(2) He preached the gospel of the kingdom of God,
(3) He met the needs of people,
(4) He made disciples through the power of the Spirit,
(5) He gave His life as a sacrifice.

These are the keys to true biblical ministry.  A return to this model will be essential when "Church" resumes.  I do not see that happening for a while yet. 

If you are a church leader and you measure yourself.. how are you doing?  I'm guessing you already know.  Perhaps this was not your calling.  Many won't make it.  This is God's great washing machine cleaning up the Body of Christ.

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