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December 15, 2006 at 6:08 pm #1522
Read: Matthew 16:13-20
“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God”. (Mt 16:15-16
” title=”Sad” /> One often hears people complaining about empty churches or cold, uninspiring services. Indeed, the attendance in many churches has decreased to the point where they have been forced to disband and close their place of worship. During a time when the world is in such urgent need of God, one is forced to ask:” What can and must be done to save this situation?”
If you personally have allowed your worship or quiet time to become little else than a ritual, or if you worship is limited to attending church on Sundays, you have your answer to the question.
If you would play a part in solving the problem of empty churches, you as a Christian need to confess that Jesus is the risen and living Saviour, and that he is to be found in the hearts and minds of men. During his ministry here on earth, Christ carried the love of God with him while he moved among the people and their needs. And he still lives through love and the power of the Holy Spirit in the hearts of his disciples who submit their all to him.
Your part in the spreading of the gospel in the world of today starts with your personal relationship with the living Christ. When he becomes a part of you and lives in you, others will see the dynamic power of the Christian faith at work. Then others too will meet Jesus Christ – the Son of the living God.
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