Sunday AM Sermon from October 9, 2016.
State of The Church – Integrity
Last week I spoke about our Identity as a body of believers. I spoke to the fact that the world has changed. Dr. R. Albert Mohler, President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said in an interview this week with Thom Rainer, President of Lifeway Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention:
“Pastor, you’re not wrong when you think that the whole world has changed. It has.”
“In about 25 years time, we’ve seen the most concentrated, high-velocity social change that human beings have ever experienced.”
and that “Defining reality is an important part of Christian preaching.”
As the pastor of the church, I am trying to help the church see who we are and see what the the world has become and move us to be who we are called to be and do what we are called to do in light of the gospel in today’s world.
We cannot be the church of the 90s
We cannot be the church of the 80s
and we cannot be the of the church of 50s, 60s, or 70s either.
We must be the church today because that is who we are.
We cannot let the Great Commission continue to be the the Great Omission on our watch.