The thing that has hindered the progress of the church is not so much our talk and our creeds; but it has been our walk, our conduct, our daily living. We need a revival of Christian example, and that can only come when professed followers of Christ begin to practice Christian discipline.
The effective Christians of history have been men and women of great personal discipline. The connection between the words disciple and discipline is obvious. To be a true, effective disciple of Christ we must seek to discipline our lives and endeavor to walk even as He walked.
Real Christianity is lovely. There is a quality about a Spirit-filled, radiant Christian that draws and attracts others and causes them to enjoy favor with all the people. The truth is that the gospel is not nearly as offensive as some of its proponents!
Proclamation, the preaching of the Gospel, should be central to Christian worship. The sermon is the central dynamic in the worship experience. It is the fulcrum upon which the entire service of worship hinges. Everything that comes before it should point to it, and everything that comes after it should issue out of it. Because of this, the pastor is the worship leader of the church.
William Marrion Branham, Pastor Mensa Otabil, Mike Murdock, Martin Luther King Jr., Dag Heward Mills, Rick Rigsby, David O. Oyedepo, Billy Graham, Smith Wigglesworth, Benson Andrew Idahosa, Jerry J. Panou, Bishop Tudor Bismark, Justice Kojo Bentil, Ravi Zacharias, Kenneth E. Hagin, Adrian Pierce Rogers, Joseph Prince, John F. MacArthur, Dr. Myles Munroe, R. C. Sproul, Kenneth M. Copeland, John C. Hagee,