Thursday, September 29, 2011

God Needs YOU!!!

"Most believers are convinced that it is the pastor's responsibility to bring people into the church as well as into the kingdom of God. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Scripture is clear on this point. Pastors were given by God to the church to equip the people to do the work....Sermons are not God's primary method for reaching people. People are His method for reaching people. What kind of people? Men and women whose lives and life-styles have been deeply affected by the truths of Scripture, people who have discovered the wonderful Spirit-filled life.

God is looking for imperfect men and women who have learned to walk in moment-by-moment dependence on the Holy Spirit. Christians who have come to terms with their inadequacies, fears, and failures. Believers who have become discontent with "surviving" and have taken the time to investigate everything God has to offer in this life.

God's method for reaching this generation and every generation, is not preachers and sermons. It is Christians whose life-styles are empowered and directed by the Holy Spirit. People are the key to reaching people!"

Taken from "The Wonderful Spirit-filled Life" by Charles Stanley

4 comments:

Catherine said...

The most important thing is people finding Jesus! Pray and Watch is a book by Neal and Judy Brower that emphasizes what Charles Stanley says too! Thanks for the reminder, Stacie!

LizyBeth said...

Too true! We need all need to remember that each of us has a part to play in God's plan and our roles will not look exactly like anyone else's. Thank you for sharing. :-)

OurLilFullFam said...

That is very true, very true indeed!

Stephanie

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

I really agree with this. The Body of Christ needs to realize and not minimize the role God has for us. We are important to him and valuable as kingdom laborers. Loved this post!

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