Church gathering All churches should preach the Good News. They function in Gifts in some dimension. They Gather. Churches Grow, Give, and churches Go.
by Delbert Young
All churches preach the Good News. They function in Gifts in some dimension. They Gather. Churches Grow, Give, and churches Go.
Gathering is an important aspect of any church. Jesus said no man could come to him unless the Father drew them. He also said I chose you, you didn’t chose me. But, he also said we are to go and make disciples. Which one is it? Inside of each born again believer dwells the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Wherever we go we are light and salt. We go and we gather. Father draws. Jesus chooses. A gathering happens.
Years ago I had a “professional evangelist” here at Life Gate. On his first Sunday morning he angrily rebuked our people for not evangelizing. He basically told us we were not even saved if we didn’t have the church full of lost people for the evening service and if we didn’t get busy, he would load his team up and head north. Well, of course, there were about half the number of people there for the night service as there were for the morning. His tactic was that of a terrorist and this tactic just doesn’t work. (While I am on it this would never happen again. I was a much younger pastor then. Today, I would not wait for him to decide to leave. I would ask him to leave. It goes without saying he has not been back to Life Gate and not one soul during his time here became a devoted follower of Jesus Christ.)