Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Only True Secret To Church Growth!

The only mul­ti­plic­a­tion of the Church of God that is to be desired is that which God sends. If we add to our churches by becom­ing worldly…if we add to our churches by accom­mod­at­ing the life of the Chris­tian to the life of the world­ling, our increase is worth noth­ing at all; it is a loss rather than a gain. If we add to our churches by excite­ment, by mak­ing appeals to the pas­sions, rather than by explain­ing truth to the under­stand­ing; if we add to our churches oth­er­wise than by the power of the Spirit of God mak­ing men new creatures in Christ Jesus, the increase is of no worth whatever.


 ~ Charles Spurgeon

9 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

What you have written Gregg, makes alot of sense.

Happy Sunday,

Yvonne,

Seams Inspired said...

Amen! :o)

You know, the most difficult part of finding a new church is finding one that focuses on truth and not sermons based on culture.

Happy Sunday! :o)

IanH said...

Gregg, I have read this twice and it made even more sense the second time.
Good thought for the day!

Ajudando ao Próximo said...

Much good!
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. I Jhon 3.1
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Ajudando ao Próximo said...

Much good!
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. I Jhon 3.1
Helping to next
You are invinted to follow my blog.
God Bless.

Persis said...

If these words applied in Spurgeon's day, how much more today.

THE OLD GEEZER said...

I think Mr. Spurgeon would be shocked to see the decay of the church in the 21st century. Pragmatism and the toleration of open sin inside the walls of the church in the name of "love" is shocking to say the least :-(

Michelle said...

That is totally applicable to this period of time and it is hard to imagine that in Spurgeon's time this was an issue.

pennedpebbles said...

True and ever so timely!