Pastors and Leaders are always looking for some new method…

Pastors and Leaders are always looking for some new method…
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Pastors and Leaders are always looking for some new method to try and attract the people in their community to come to their Churches. Sometimes the methods they use are not inherently wrong, other times they require compromise and even the setting aside of biblical morals.

John 12:32 records our Messiah, Yeshua, say: “And as I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all to Myself.” As Dr. Chris Wright contends in his great missional hermaneutic The Mission Of God, the most attractive thing to the world around us should be God—Yahweh—dwelling among His people.

If you cannot attract people to your Church with The Bible and the presence of God alone, you are doing it WRONG.

All missionary and evangelistic efforts should be first weighed against The Bible, particularly the Torah where the commandments are laid out. If your “bright idea” does not line up with or, even worse, contradicts with The Bible, then you simply should not be doing it. It really is just that simple.

~Blessings and Shalom~

2 Comments

  • Steve Phifer
    Reply October 10, 2019

    Steve Phifer

    Worship Leaders are especially vulnerable to this kind of thinking. It is as if songs had an expiration date, like so many cartons of milk. I have even heard of pastors who examined the copyright dates on the songs their WLs had chosen and demanded a cut-off date–no songs older than _____years! How do leaders arrive at this kind of thinking? They must not realize that the worship music marketplace is at work with “planned obsolescence” like US cars in the 1950s. There are much higher principles clearly stated in the Scriptures to guide our thinking than the song-of-the-moment marketplace. At the heart of this passion for the new is the errant theology that worship is a church growth tool, itself a marketing device. This places the perceived desires of people at the center of worship instead of what pleases God. https://stevephifer.com/whos-in-charge-here/

  • Troy Day
    Reply October 10, 2019

    Troy Day

    Ed Boardman made some point toward that with this post on apostles and prophets Peter Vandever of course Ed has never seen a real prophet or a seer and got NO clue what they are

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