Fruitless Discussions

September 19, 2021 Pastor: Michael Foster Series: 1 Timothy

Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:3–1:7

So what do we need? A.W. Tozer sums it up well:

"If the church in the second half of this century is to recover from the injuries she suffered in the first half, there must appear a new type of preacher. The proper, ruler-of-the-synagogue type will never do. Neither will the priestly type of man who carries out his duties, takes his pay and asks no questions, nor the smooth-talking pastoral type who knows how to make the Christian religion acceptable to everyone. All these have been tried and found wanting. Another kind of religious leader must arise among us. He must be of the old prophet type, a man who has seen visions of God and has heard a voice from the Throne. When he comes (and I pray God there will be not one but many) he will stand in flat contradiction to everything our smirking, smooth civilization holds dear. He will contradict, denounce and protest in the name of God and will earn the hatred and opposition of a large segment of Christendom."

We need not only need elders like that... but entire churches.

Will we be that church?

Only by the grace of God.

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