The greatest testimony is not an ex-gang member converted to Christ, but a Christian who can never remember a single day when they did not profess Christ as Lord.
The Church desperately needs courageous men.
Psalm 145:9 says, “The LORD…has compassion on all he has made.” Our God is a meticulously compassionate God. The Scripture testifies that God cares about cattle and livestock and sparrows and lilies…you can bet your bottom dollar he cares about you.
We have too many men in the Church of God today who aspire to the title of Eldership but do not desire the task of Eldership. Many men desire titles, but don’t want tasks. Men want office, but many men despise work.
As we continue to pursue personal holiness there will always be a danger of become legalistic. So how can we run after Christ with everything we have and carefully avoid legalism at the same time.
Our chief focus should be our own children. As parents we should earnestly desire that our children take up the mantle of ministry and go even further than we do.