Berean cogitations

Sunday, February 19, 2006

The Upside-Down Church

I am almost finished listening to the audiocassette edition of Greg Laurie's book, The Upside-Down Church. I highly recommend it.

In this book, Greg Laurie talks about how his church grew and was blessed by God. Perhaps most impressive is the fact that he never really strove for a large church. Rather, he just preached God's Word, without concentrating on attendance levels or numerical growth. God blessed him for his efforts.

I'm sure that it can be tempting for pastors to soften their messages, or to focus on entertainment in order to develop a large congregation. However, I think that Pastor Laurie's focus is clear and Biblical--preach the Word, and let God grow the church.