Monday, November 21, 2016

T-Ball versus Major League

I stand in awe of $100 churches in a $1000 world. They serve hot dogs and bologna to crowds craving steak and lobster. They award costume jewelry to crews clamoring for diamonds and gold. These churches set themselves up for failure in a game they cannot win. If this is the game you must play, then play you must. But this year's T-Ball team isn't going to compete in Major League Baseball.

The other option is to not play that game at all. When we run to win we should inspect the goal and see what it takes to cross the finish line. It's not worshiptainment and pop psychology that people need. It's not marketing and "relevance" to which we have been called. It is the gospel people need to hear, and its proclamation is that with which we have been entrusted.

1 Peter 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

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