The Church cannot afford a liberal theology that is not founded on the written word of God. If that is allowed, we may increase our popularity but at the expense of spiritual power. In obeying God, we will have to contend with a dual opinion report some will say good others bad.
Am sure it will have been more popular for the apostles to have been directly involved in helping widows but in Acts 6:2 they said this, "Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, it is not reason we should leave the word of God and serve tables"
They had to clarify to the people God's intended role for ministry and then delegate the social work aspects to the laity. The force that propelled any minister into a place of influence is his or her prayer life and quiet times with the word. This is the root of our influence.
These are thoughts that emerged in my heart from a discussion I had with Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo yesterday as we discussed the effect of the US presidential elections on the Church and her influence over society in general. You can watch this on his Instagram page.

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1. To those reaching out for the new. Nothing wrong with a new generation of ministers wanting to take the Church in a new direction. The Church is ripe for a new wave of the Spirit. However it won't be realized by attacking the old but by defining & substantiating the new.
2. You will fail if your voice is divisive. It must be substantiated from a heart void of offense. Once you start with a voice of attack & not words of knowledge, not with speech seasoned with salt ministering grace but in bitterness, you lose 95% of the people you want to reach
3. Understand this also, ministries are not born on the pages of social media but in the place of travailing prayer. If your soul hasn't labored in prayer over the sound you have heard in your spirit, you will only have a "near birth" experience i.e clouds without water.
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1. Recently I heard of the pledge you had to sign up to in order to join the civil rights movement.

The Birmingham campaign pledge was a commitment card that, according to Martin Luther King, all volunteers were “required” to sign in order to participate in the movement.
2. The card consisted of ten commandments, including:

1) meditate daily on the teachings and life of Jesus.

2) remember always that the nonviolent movement in Birmingham seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory.

3) walk and talk in the manner of love, for God is love.
3. 4) pray daily to be used by God in order that all men might be free.

5) sacrifice personal wishes in order that all men might be free.

6) observe with both friend and foe the ordinary rules of courtesy.

7) seek to perform regular service for others and for the world.
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1. If as Pastors we do not teach people to ask honest questions when they have a problem with teachings and their faith, if we teach them to embrace the attitude of "my pastor said it, I believe it and that settles it" even though they have unanswered questions in their hearts.
2. If we deny them the opportunity to be intellectually honest with us when they do have questions about the teachings then we are silencing something in them and we should be ready for the new challenge.
3. We would have "created" a people in whom critical thinking has been destroyed and when "error" comes in and they are easily taken by it, we should have no one else to blame other than ourselves for we would have created people driven by emotions rather than quiet discernment.
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1. In the 60's, in the United States, a group of young men and women under 35years were fed up and wanted a dramatic change in the way things were being done in the polity. They stood up and it ended in the Government having to use force to rein them in. They were disappointed.
2. A mentor of theirs told them you have 3 options, go find a wailing wall feel sorry for yourselves. Two, go psycho and start acting radically and you lose everything or three, learn a lesson. Go home, organise, build political power and be the delegates at next party convention
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1. Two different mindsets revealed at the red sea. Moses approach was let's call on God and standstill and see what the Lord will do. He will fight for you while you hold your peace. This mindset has affected a generation of Christians who pray only hoping God will do it for them
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3. Let me start with my personal experience with the SARs group also. Sometime last year I got a call from my wife that she had been arrested and taken to the Police station.
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