I read a great post today from a guy I many times
think is thought was a bit of a blow hard, but over the last six months or so there seems to be a bit of a transformation in his presentation. I have no idea what that might have been and I have never met or spoken to him BUT the change is noticeable and now I find myself checking him out daily.
Now, since he knows me not and could care less about my opinion, I post it anyway. HERE it a post from today that really hit me, I will be dwelling on it for a while this weekend. This subject has been on my mind for quite a while but I was not able to put my finger on it. His thoughts just hit home with me today.
This is the section that hit home
Sunday Is Not A Witnessing Tool – Yeah I know I’m gonna get hosed by some of my friends about this one…but for us…it is true. Sunday is about preaching the Word of God without compromise and leading believers into a time of worship. We are not seeker-sensitive…we don’t pull out all of the stops for guests. Sunday wasn’t Scripturally meant for them…it was mainly intended for the believer. Don’t get me wrong…we know that guests come to Compass Point on Sundays…and we want them to feel welcomed. We have greeters, Starbucks coffee and decent signage. We explain what each element of the service is so we don’t throw people off. However, when the preaching begins…that’s where “guest friendly” stops. Other church planters always ask me how we keep reaching people that are so far from God…it’s because we couldn’t give a rip about coddling them. People far from God…that venture into Compass Point…are already being engaged by the Holy Spirit. They aren’t looking for budget plans for their finances, their purpose in life or how to have better sex…they are looking for a Savior. If they want “self help” fluff they can get a Tony Robbins video or buy a “Marriage For Dummies” book at Barnes & Noble. If they come to Compass Point…it’s because they want to hear the Word of God…unfiltered. My job on Sunday is not to baby sit consumers…my job is to confront sin…for believers and unbelievers…through the uncompromised preaching of God’s Word.