Bro. George opened to Acts 2:41-47, “What is Our Vision?”. As we come out of a tremendously successful Challenge to Build, God would not be happy if just sat back and said how nice it was. He blesses as we work to reach others! As a visionary church, we have the right message. Too many tv preachers make you feel good and tell you there are plenty of ways to get to heaven. Just be ‘gooood’. Ours is about our Savior- the Only way to heaven. We need to preach about sins. God is not happy with anyone’s sin- big or little! If you could earn your way to heaven by being good, everyone would be bragging about it. You have to accept Him as your personal savior.
Next a visionary church must have the right members. Not socialite members but anyone who desires to come to hear the Word- red, yellow, black or white. Rich or poor. Thinking that you are better or a closed group is a sin. Sin is sin! The right members must be ready to separate themselves from the world, not live it on Sunday but Monday to Saturday night and who are steadfast if honoring him. No one is perfect. That’s why we come to God’s house to confess our sin to Him!
A successful church must be willing to change. We all accept modernization and seek the new cell phone. Church is no different. God uses and works with anything- if the people back it and believe it. For a church with the right methods is found worshipping together and will work together! We witness together, we serve together, we love one another and we will follow Him wherever He says go. For a visionary church who is working for Him has the Right Master, and that is Jesus Christ!!