Return to Content
Read Our Devotional
Opportunities to be Published
The Home for Christian Writers! Matthew 6:33
ENCOURAGE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING
Add to Favorites
When . . .
Free to Share
Author requests article critique
[This is the insight (I believe) from God re churches in general; there must be some who do these things.]
When the church has a Prayer Night instead of a Trivia Night; when a Bible Teaching Night for all is preferred to a Ladies Night or Men’s Dinner.
When the pastor writes the sermon, but then has the humility to give it to a more competent presenter than he (in the rank-and-file) to deliver it.
When winning souls becomes the priority in the church’s scheme of things; when the leadership takes the time and trouble to regularly ask the people who sit there every Sunday what they think of the church, and ask what can be done to improve it.
When a message is delivered which will not be a bedtime lullaby to comfort and caress the listeners, but rather will stir and challenge them; when the unpalatable words of the Bible like sin, lake of fire, trial, tribulation, holiness, righteousness suddenly reappear on the church’s menu and are put on the plates of the people.
When the youth of the church are taken on the street with the visiting evangelist rather than merely listen to him talk; when the Bowling Alley Night changes to the Soulwinning Night.
When the hugely expensive plans for a new building are scrapped and the church meets in homes instead, using video link-up; when the money saved is used to buy ten roaming Jesus buses to get the message into the community at
door – not the church’s.
When the church saves more money by accommodating that world-renowned preacher in a humble home rather than pay for his luxurious hotel; when they refuse his extortionate “appearance money” demand, and tell him there’ll be a love offering only, take it or leave it.
When the pastor stands at the microphone and tells the young people that sex before marriage is defined by the Bible as fornication, and that they cannot call themselves a Christian whilst doing it.
When the church ignores the latest big-selling book, fads, fashions, trends, bottoms-on-seats psychology, and focuses on the Bible.
When all of that happens, dear friends, we will have revival.
I am not in Private Messenger.
PLEASE ENCOURAGE AUTHOR BELOW
LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
Reader Count & Comments
25 Oct 2006
Thanks to all who have responded - and praise God for anyone who is motivated, and has the power to make whatever changes are deemed necessary at their local church.
24 Oct 2006
What??? do all you suggest and have Jesus take the glory?....how dare!!!
Oh, sorry, that wasn't religiously correct, was it?
23 Oct 2006
You're right about everything, Rod. It's time to stir the saints up out of their sleep, properly equip them with TRUTH, and storm the gates of hell to rescue satan's captives! Keep up the good work.
This article has been read
Read more articles by
or search for other articles by topic below.
Search for articles on: (e.g. creation; holiness etc.)
Read more by clicking on a link:
Main Site Articles
Most Read Articles
Highly Acclaimed Challenge Articles
New Release Christian Books for Free for a Simple Review
NEW - Surprise Me With an Article - Click here for a random URL
God is Not Against You - He Came on an All Out Rescue Mission to Save You
...in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them... 2 Cor 5:19
Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Acts 13:38
LEARN & TRUST JESUS HERE
The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
FaithWriters offers Christian reading material for Christian readers. We offer Christian articles, Christian fiction, Christian non-fiction, Christian Bible studies, Christian poems, Christian articles for sale, free use Christian articles, Christian living articles, New Covenant Christian Bible Studies, Christian magazine articles and new Christian articles. We write for Jesus about God, the Bible, salvation, prayer and the word of God.
Link To Us
Become A Member