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"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Sunday, January 2, 2011

January 02, 2011 (to minister effectively)

to minister effectively

“Our challenge is to stay up with the time,
to serve our generation,
yet in no way alter the truths of His Word.
Styles and methods change and must be kept up to date.
But truth? It is timeless.
Not subject to change…
We are to be willing to leave the familiar
without disturbing the essentials.
To minister effectively the church must
wake up to what changes…and what doesn't…
The church that sits around frowning at the future,
doing little more than polishing yesterday's apples,
will become a church lacking in relevance and excitement.
At the same time, the church that softens its stand theologically
and alters Scripture to fit the future's style, will lose its power.”
- Charles Swindoll

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