Time to Examine: Self-centered services, increase in number but no spiritual growth

By Our Reporter 

How are you accomplishing your mission as a true servant of God? What Gospel does your life preach? How are you contributing to your family of believers? What motivates you to do what you do? Are you serving to praise or to impress? Examine yourself.

The life you live out in society should be the only Bible that people should be reading every day.

The church today stands in the midst of an offensive period since she hosts a lot of people who pretend to be something they are really not. It is cruel also that they do not even desire to change and grow.

The life of a real Christian may be the only entry and convenient point that leads people to True Gospel. Not necessarily being invited to church services or seminars to hear Scriptures from there.

Fruitless church

Are believers still committed or do they know clearly their mission? Is the Church concerned about the growth of her members? I doubt that they have created other self-centered positions and consequently remain fruitless trees or so-called wells without clean water. Compared to the secular world, the dead religions are causing thousands of people to go to hell.

Confession and repentance no longer matter for teachers or preachers. So, if there is no more call for people to confess and repent completely, aren’t we lost? Yes, Salvation is not earned, it is by Grace Salvation is received through Faith in Jesus Christ.

More than one Church never mind being crowded with carnal Christians. Most of today’s church members are motivated by miracles, dead promises, reputation of churches among others to list few. Isn’t this a pandemic?

Shortage of Disciples  

Where are the Disciples to save the souls that are perishing? Church, it’s time to come back on the line.

There is a need for compassion that pushes all Christians to feel towards souls that are perishing for the lack of Christ, perishing forever, perishing without hope of salvation.

Matthew 28:19-20 and Mark 16:15 show a great mission that Jesus gave to His disciples and they did a great work to save many souls.

I believe that God is pleased to find a single church that glorifies Him by proclaiming the true gospel to the lost and making them Christlike disciples who also make Christlike Disciples.

Unfortunately, more than one preacher have been distorting gospel to meet their own interests (great wealth, power and fame). Others distort messages to win more likes, followers, and crowds as the world does.

The Scriptures say in Romans 12:2…. “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Pastors, are you satisfied with Crowd in your churches without spiritual growth or transformation?

What are you feeding your sheep?

Works never save  

Dead Religions that are still displaying works of the laws deceiving their crowds to wait for Salvation, when will you preach that it is by Grace Salvation is received? Preaching that Salvation is received by performing good works seems like leading your members to the airport to wait for a boat from there.

The Scripture in Ephesians 2:8-9 says… “For it is by Grace you have been saved, through Faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works so that no one can boast.”

 Many ears have gone deaf to True Gospel, they are not even interested in receiving what the word of God says, but they are highly interested in hearing what is sweet to their old nature’s wishes. Their ears have gone deaf to the True Gospel; it is time to turn to God.

Driven by wealth, fame

Worldly wealth, honor, fame and power are the main roots of the conflicts and civil wars in families, groups and nations. It’s a pity that the Church has compromised too.  

The Scriptures in Ecclesiastes 4: 4 say… “And I saw that all toil and all achievement spring from one person’s envy of another. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.”

It is pity that many in church have lost their callings and are using their talents for their own benefits instead of serving church accordingly.

Artists, ministries, worship teams

“Let the world of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual, with thankfulness in your hearts to God,” Colossians 3:16

When the Power of Scripture meets the Power of Music. Songs can make us cry, make us laugh, make us feel joy. Music is communal and universal. We recall words to songs much sooner than we recall prose or movie lines among others. Honestly, we are being moved, shaped and changed by music every day.

Singing is one of the gifts or talents that a person is given to use in fulfilling God’s purpose for the church or a person in particular. No one could overlook the role of choirs, worship teams in the church.

Especially in modern times where young people are interested in subscribing to the churches that have strong worship teams and strong music bands.

Costly shows but no soul winning   

Except during these times the Coronavirus pandemic has changed timetables, each year features a busy schedule of gospel shows. It is a move to thank God for that gospel industry is obviously advancing, but how is the authenticity in the ministry.

Millions are spent on much more expensive venues, hosting global legends, releasing albums from special recording studios and more others.

I may doubt the originality of the message in the songs. Many are attracted by the music genre and no spiritual inspiration at all.

The Scriptures in Psalm 14: 2 say “The Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.”

Artists might be writing songs that expose God’s people to more and more of His powerful, life-changing Word. More gospel oriented songs are highly needed. Sing the Cross, Resurrection, Victory, and Grace. We need more songwriters who faithfully and creatively tell transformative messages from the Scriptures.