Making Christians Relevant to the Work of The Kingdom

The ministry of the local church is being undermined by well-intentioned pastors and Christians who fail to understand the essential need for maturing Christians through the teaching of the Scripture or either they are unwilling to stay committed to the somewhat unglamorous task.  This lack of commitment to maturing believers, for which shepherds were given to the church can be fueled by such things as: pastors who do not value continually maturing themselves in the word, and therefore do not value it in ministry; equate numerical or other more quantifiable measurements as the true earmark of “faithfulness” rather than trusting Scripture; have succumbed to the same shallow trendiness that characterizes the fashion industry, or a host of less noble, albeit alluring reasons.  Whatever is the reason, for the sake of the honor of Christ and the advancement of the kingdom, pastors must eschew the lure of other goals and purposes and passionately pursue the purpose God called them for.

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