The church is going to make the “Big Turnaround” and come back to the Word of God.
The desperation of a world, and a church at large that has lost the fear of God is bringing people back to that fear.
We are recognizing that without God, all is doomed.
The world hungers for creative ideas, and nothing is as entrepreneurial as the application of God’s Word. The awareness is coming back!
The church’s deviancy from God’s Word to accommodate political correctness is resulting in the anticipated flap. “I told you so!”
Relevancy does not come through succumbing to political correctness but through the loving demonstration of the incorrectness that made it great.
The world is not getting better through its rebuff of God. This is the most dangerous time to be alive since I was born.
I am ready for the Big Easy, The Big Turn Around, back to the matchless Word of God.
It is time to fall back in love with the Word of God!
Acts 2:41 Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added.
With pleasure, welcomed God’s Word! Do you welcome God’s Word?
42 And they were continuing in the teaching of the apostles, and in fellowship, and in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.
To continue, is to enthusiastically persevere in Bible teaching, fellowship with other like minded believers and in praying.
What if the world beheld this type of community in its midst?
Community, to be validated, must function not only in the walls of the church, but in the market place. A functioning community, which only feeds itself is a ghetto. The church is becoming a ghetto. We must stop this trend now, if she is to be relevant.
43 Then fear came upon every person, and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles.
44 Now all who believed were together, and they had all things in common,
45 and they were selling their possessions and goods, and were dividing them among all, to the degree that anyone had a need.
46 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were sharing food with joy and simplicity of heart,
47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to the church daily those who were being saved.
Sacrificial love in a community at this level of unselfishness added people to the church.
Jack Frost defines love: “The meeting of another’s need at my own expense.”
Is this a big definition of revival? Yup! How incredible creative for people to love each other in this dimension.
Acts 4:32 Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things belonging to him was his own, but they had all things in common.
33 And with great power the apostles were giving forth their witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all.
34 Nor was there anyone needy among them; for all who were owners of lands or houses were selling them, and were bringing the proceeds of the things which had been sold,
35 and were placing them beside the feet of the apostles; and they were distributing to each, to the degree that anyone had need.
What if there is such a viable Christian community in the market place? What is the impact?
Is this model attractive to people? It is! It’s huge. It is the greatest ideas to hit the planet. Love is the greatest!
Who will run with these ideas?
Where is the Christian entrepreneur of 2014?