Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Relevant Church - No Stinkin' Gimmicks

Do you want your church to be more relevant? 

A friend of mine often describes his church with this little phrase, "No stinkin' gimmicks."  I like that!

If the Word of God is boldly proclaimed from your pulpit; if your pastor's primary focus is on preaching the whole counsel of God; if he feeds you a steady diet of expository preaching; if he unabashedly tells the truth about sin and constantly warns you of it's consequences; if he is obsessed with the glory of God; you have a relevant church.  You don't need no stinkin' gimmicks. 

This is what church looks like when God's Word is ignored and men have other ideas about what is relevant.


Glenn E. Chatfield said...

A"relevant" church is a church of Satan.

Pumice said...

What constantly amazes me is the number of people who claim that they see this and yet continue to attend and support a drifting church. I have a hard time accepting the breakdown of "liberal leadership/conservative membership." To paraphrase, "People get the church that they deserve."

Grace and peace

Ron Livesay said...

Those "stinking gimmicks" are the downfall of many churches.