1 John 3:16 – “We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.”
There is something the Church seriously needs to attain to today. Somehow preaching has seeped in that makes one believe that believers have to get good first before graduating from being a baby Christian. Well, that happy day is never going to come if all they are doing is sitting at home, reading the bible– trying to please God by improving their attitudes and behaviors, and thereby living unto themselves.
The best way to cultivate a love walk is through personal ministry to others (helping others with their spiritual life). That requires action, time, and involvement.
At the root of this problem is poor preaching ie. preaching that does not exhort the congregation into equipping its members to disciple new believers — promoting the idea that they are inadequate or not ready for some reason. This has got to change.
Jesus admonished the disciples, “…take heed what ye hear..” (Mark 4:24). We should not sit under teaching we know is in error, because that spirit of error is being transmitted — even though we may know that it is wrong– it will eventually affect us if we hear it long enough.
Churches, that are not encouraging and equipping its members to disciple other believers, should be turned away from.
Now is the day of salvation!
Now is the day of the equipping of the saints!
Now is the day of Jesus Christ!
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY