Monday, April 19, 2010

For What Will This Church Be Known?

• For its love of selves or its love of lost souls (I Thess. 2:8)?
• For its spreading gossip or its spreading the gospel (Mark 16:15)?
• For its rudderless drifting or its strong leadership (I Peter 5:1-4)?
• For its low ideals or its lofty goals (Col. 3:2)?
• For its knowledge of the world or its knowledge of the Word (Acts 17:11)?
• For its financial limitations or its generous giving (2 Cor. 8:1-6)?
• For its comatose Christians or its many active members (Eph. 4:16)?
• For its selfish pursuits or its selfless serving (Gal. 5:13)?
• For its internal strife or its brotherly love (John 13:34-35)?
• For its different positions or its defense of the truth (I Peter 3:15)?
• For its cold shoulders or its warm fellowship (I Peter 1:22)?
• For its living below God’s expectations or its living above the world (I John 3:3-6)?
• For its helping itself or its helping the needy (2 Cor. 9:12-13)?
• For its innovations in worship or its spiritual and true worship (John 4:24)?
• For its accolade of men or its glorifying of God (Eph. 3:2)?
• For its stagnation or its vibrancy (2 Peter 3:18)?

Actually the question is, “For what will you be known?”
Because, if you are a member of this church, then the church will be known for these things to the extent that you are!

- Doug Smith; via The Encourager, the weekly bulletin for the Calvert City church of Christ, Calvert City, KY. Lance Cordle preaches for the congregation. He may be contacted through the congregation's website:

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