Christians know that society needs the gospel to resolve its problems. But how many Christians are proclaiming it and teaching others what to do to be saved? THAT is the greatest problem of all. Paying preachers and sitting in church buildings does not get the job done. The Lord well may lay at the church’s doorstep much of the violence and sin overtaking society today, because we have failed to do our job. Pay preachers? Yes. But let each one do his job of reaching his neighbors for the Lord Christ.

The Lord makes all his people his coworkers and chooses the weak, the lowly, and the humble as his carriers of the gospel. He has no others. In this way, the gospel’s power shines through.

Never, in any way, diminish the power of the message of the gospel by saying an example is more compelling. An example is important, but I’ve seen people converted by ungodly men preaching the truth. The power is in the Word.

Out of 10 adults present tonight for our reading, 7 were not a part of the body of Christ. Two will be added on Friday. Glad to have the opportunity to present the gospel to so many.

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