Cymbala on The Right and Wrong Way to Grow

Posted: September 19, 2012 by revivalbiblestudy315 in Bible Study
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As we think about the purpose of Multiply and the command Jesus gave to go and make disciples (Matt 28:18-20), there’s always the temptation to adjust our message in order to attract more would-be followers of Christ. However, the goal of making disciples will not be accomplished by our own ability or ingenuity.

Pastor and author Jim Cymbala gives us a healthy reminder that the call to spread the gospel is a call to remain faithful to its message:

“The apostles weren’t trying to finesse people. Their communication was not supposed to be ‘cool’ or soothing. They aimed for a piercing of the heart, for conviction of sin. They had not the faintest intention of asking, ‘What do people want to hear? How can we draw more people to church on Sunday?’ That was the last thing in their minds. Such an approach would have been foreign…

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