Midweek Message, August 1, 2018

“The kingdom of the world will become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Messiah, and he will reign forever and ever.” Revelation 11:15b

I have been reading a book entitled, Canoeing The Mountain by Tod Bolsinger. It is about Christian leadership in this time of great change in culture. He writes, “The culture is changing, the world is changing rapidly, and churches are facing change on an unprecedented scale. Churches and church leaders are becoming increasingly irrelevant, even marginalized. Shared corporate faith is viewed with cynicism at best, downright hostility at worst. The cultural advantage we experienced in the seventeen centuries of Christendom has almost completely dissipated.

But, the church is also at an exciting crossroads. We are entering a new day, new terrain and a new adventure. We are not alone. The Spirit of God goes before us. The mission of Christ will not fail. A day will come when the “kingdom of the world will become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and He will reign forever and ever.” The next steps are going to be demanding. More than anything, this moment requires those of us in positions of authority (and even those who are not) to embrace an adventure or die mindset, and find the courage, and develop the capacity for a new day. We are heading into uncharted territory and are given the charge to lead a mission where the future is nothing like the past.”

Please pray for our CBTS church leaders to receive wisdom, courage, and discernment as we move into the future.


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