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.