Friday, November 9, 2007
It's so simple that a...
Why are people clueless on how to witness to people? read the clip. Simple seems to be the answer that many people use. Just smile and let people see Jesus living within you and the changed life you display and they will want to have some of that for themselves! The blog clip that you read is from a church I attended in Oklahoma City several years ago. It is a Saddleback/Willow Creek wannabe. Everyone is so lively and having such a good time in church. Unfortunately, many in the church are not saved and do not know it. They have been given a gospel that is soft and they do not realize the importance of repentance of their sins. I would be willing to guess that over 90% of the people in that church cannot name the Ten Commandments. If it isn't important enough to preach then why should they learn them? Why should they acknowledge their sinfulness? There are many churches in my hometown of Galesburg, IL that have the same problems. A local pastor here thinks all the local pastors should come together
and yet, when it came time to support a revival in town that was going to preach on the Ten Commandments and the need to repent, he was a no-show. Want to learn about morality? God's Law says thou shall not commit adultery. Jesus said, that any man who looks at a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart. When we understand that unless we repent of our sins, we are all headed for hell. This pastor did not feel this was something he could support. Most likely because his church is "seeker sensitive" which is another way of saying, "I will preach to you but I will not offend you with God's Word." Seeker sensitive churches have a habit of asking non-christians what they want in a church. THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY WANT! As a pastor we should KNOW WHAT THEY NEED!! They need to hear the TRUTH. That they are not going to heaven by being a "good person." Don't create cell groups that keeps people "in" the church. Train them to go "out" into the world to reach the lost. And as a pastor, please, please, please do not tell them you have a goal of reaching ONE person per month. You must have more love than that for your neighbor. If we truly love our neighbor we will be crying out daily striving to reach the lost. We will look for opportunities on a daily basis because we know that hell is real and we do not want anyone to end up there! 150,000 people die every day. Almost 2 people per second. It's simple really...
Present God's Law
Present the need to repent of sins
Present the wonderful sacrifice that Jesus made for them
Present the need to be obedient to Him
Give God all of the glory and the praise.
We exist to bring Him pleasure and to glorify Him.
Are you doing it?