Friday, May 4, 2012

I love reading books like this.  Not many preachers really do preach the gospel any more.  In a recent conversation I had with a friend, he commented "Gospel!  What's that?  You never hear the gospel at my church."  I was really frustrated with him.  Then why do you go there.  It seems to me that the more "seeker" friendly a church is, the less gospel-centered it becomes.  That is the case with my friend's church, for sure.  They are gospel illiterate, even though they claim to winning people to Christ.  I don't get it.  We need to hear the gospel all the time--in our sermons; in our music; and in our fellowship. This is my goal as the pastor of South Strand Community Church.  May I never slip from making the gospel the number one focus of our church.