The premier element of power and strength in the Church is the Gospel. It is the power of God at work for salvation to everyone who places their faith and trust in Him.
Church leaders who focus on Christ's life and not on Christ's blood as the center of saving efficacy, and who stress the freedom of man and hold in reserve the truth of God's sovereignty are allowing weakness to set in. God's Word will always accomplish what He desires and will achieve the purpose for which He sends it. It doesn't depend on our abilities or style of delivery, however we are responsible before God to recognize and relay the full truth of the Gospel.
One thing that God not only hates but aggressively moves against is pride, which still lurks in the church today. Unfortunately, there are those (including some well-meaning Christians) who want their voice heard, even at the risk of passing on unsound theology. Following an errant teaching can seriously hinder certain members in the body of Christ from growing spiritually, and as one very well-known minister said to me, "Urban Legend spreading through the church destroyed my effectiveness." We do need to be a voice: the voice of our Father to the lost and to the child of God hungry for His Word.
I believe that it is upon our knees that the Church puts on it's strength. Let's encourage each other to keep the center theme of Christianity; the transformation of man into the likeness and image of God through the work of the Holy Spirit. Let's walk in His love and power.
We have all sinned and come short of the glory of God, but God, rich in mercy, brought salvation to us through His grace alone. He made us alive with Christ, when we were dead in our sins. That is very simply and powerfully the Very Good News of the Gospel!
Thank you again for stopping by and may God bless you!
Dr. Gary Musgrove
& the entire Crusade For Calvary Team
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