Called by the Father, on mission with the Son, and filled by the Spirit, there is no reason this assembling of God’s people should be anything less than “one of the most wonderful gatherings of God’s people in all Christian records.”
Pastor, no doubt you are waist-deep in developing a strategy for re-gathering as a church body. Let’s be equally as diligent about preparing our people spiritually for this moment as we are about preparing our buildings and schedules for it.
“The Southern Baptist Convention is not a parachurch organization with an incorporated top-down org chart. The SBC is a fellowship of autonomous churches whose decision making power is vested completely in the collective body, from the bottom-up.”
When we read a buzzword or phrase that catches our attention, we often believe the source before we investigate or evaluate the truthfulness of what is being said. And when we believe the worst of our excitable impressions, our hearts explode with nuclear options before our brains have time to process the truth of the matter.
“It is foolish, and altogether self-destructive, that we might proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ while simultaneously undermining the biblical record from which we have come to know it.” READ MORE…