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.
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.
What the church needs: is a revival to shake from it all the worldliness and the things of the world, and bring back purity and holiness of God in the hearts of its believers: humility. Why, man as soon as a... They don't get a revival once in a while in their spirit, they become so carnal and so indifferent, till they get self-styled, starchy, self righteous.
One of the great challenges facing the church in our day is the balancing of family ministries. On the one hand we’re to hold up high and holy standards of the godly home. We need to build a wall as high as we can and as thick as we can to keep people from falling over the cliffs of divorce, over the cliffs of broken homes.
Anytime something happens between you and a Christian brother or sister either within the church or outside the church and that stops you from going to church then the devil is seriously at work because you cannot be a true, mature, genuine Christian without a church and a pastor.
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,