I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. I’m a great place for you to tell a story and let your users know a little more about you.
SUMMARY: The constant call to Christians
Even though false teachers want us to believe that Old Testament prophets and angels are crucial to completing the sufficiency of Jesus. The truth remains that Our Saviour is everything we need for life and godliness (2 Pet 1:3). Just before he ascended to heaven, this same Jesus commissioned his followers to go, preach, and teach the Gospel, and make disciples (Matt 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-18). These are the kinds of challenges and false teachings churches face.
Church Leader Pearls respectfully submits that the priority of leading people to our Lord is shelved, when the focus of a church congregation is turned to just listening and looking inward, and searching the mist of mysteries. Focused in this manner, the congregation becomes unaware of, or uncaring about the world Jesus came to save (James 1:22).
Knowledge doesn’t strengthen the church; love does (1 Cor 8:1). Love for God; love for your neighbour; love for one another; and the love like God has, for a world of people to have everlasting life (John 3:16).
We must not get beguiled into a fruitless Christian life (Luke 13:6-9), spent wholly on thinking about the deep mysteries (2 Tim 3:7). These are the kinds of challenges and false teachings churches face. Church Leader Pearls contends that this singular quest for knowledge does little practical good for the salvation of people, and for the experiences of an active, vibrant faith in the Christian community (2 Tim 3:7; 1 Cor 8:1).
The apostle Paul had abundant revelations (2 Cor 12:7-10). Few knew mysteries like he did. He was caught-up into the third heaven in a vision. But, after the vision, he carried on with the down-to-earth commission, to preach Christ crucified (1 Cor 1:23); and to save many (1 Cor 9:19-23). He knew that heaven rejoices over a sinner who repents (Luke 15:7).
There were different facets to Christ’s overall purpose on earth (John 10:10, 1 John 3:8, 1 Tim 1:15); he neglected none, and he finished all. We must not exalt the pursuit of revelations and knowledge and ignore leading people to Christ. This same Christ sends believers out to fish for people (Matt 4:19).
The Master gave each servant talents (Matt 25:14-30). So too, none of us is exempted, when it comes to the duty to lead people to Jesus Christ. In the church, the Holy Spirit leads each ministry (Eph 4:11), to build up the faith of the people and grow the church (Acts 2:47; Acts 16:5). In turn, each believer has a basic responsibility to introduce or win a family member, a friend or a stranger, or somebody to Jesus Christ.
In 2014, Church Leader Pearls urges church leaders to let the church remain a house of prayer for all nations; a house for the poor, the maimed, the halt and the blind (Luke 14:23). Let the ordinary people sit with the important, to experience together, the great love of God and sufficiency of Jesus Christ. Let us go and do what He, who we follow, commissioned us to do. Go into all the world and preach and teach His gospel, and make disciples of all nations.