Luke 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
I was reading an article regarding church growth the other day. It is a template used by megachurch planters that is a formula for reproducing disciples. You start with “x” amount of people, and, by implementing these new ways to evangelize and “do church”, you add to your church’s growth. Of course, they never tell you that at least 34-40% of your “growth” comes from people in other churches. Little momma and papa churches are a thing of the past.
Anyway, as I pondered this article, I thought about the earthly ministry of Jesus. He started with 12 men, and thus, according to this “tried and proven” model, after 3 years, that should have produced a booming, thriving multiplication of disciples. Okay…can I get a drum roll, please? After 3 years of miracles, perfect preaching, perfect love, the ministry of Jesus produced 120 disciples, huddled in an upper room. That is 120 out of at least 1 million and a half people. According to the “experts”, Jesus failed. If only Jesus had been able to obtain a copy of this modern day template of how to win the lost and make disciples. I know I am sounding a tad bit sarcastic, beloved. But I do not buy the how-to, megachurch packages that are being rolled out today. Jesus said that when He returns, will He find faith on the earth? How many people were in the ark in the days of Noah? How many people escaped the judgment of God in Sodom and Gommorah?
Beloved, be a Psalm 1 Christian. Do not follow the religious trends of the day. Follow The Truth, Jesus Christ. The Bible teaches you what to pray, how to pray. The Bible teaches you how to please God and be holy.
2 Timothy 3.16 All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
Let the trends and fads come and go. Jesus said, Follow Me. That is good enough for me. Blessings.