The short answer is, not now and not for this. But Jonathan Leeman offers a slightly more full answer.
I’m sure we’d all love our people to be about the work of evangelism. We all, also, recognise that they aren’t always doing that work. Here are some reasons why not and one thing that we could all do more of to help fix it.
Russell Moore picks up on a story that seems to be rocking America and speaks to some of the underlying issues as well as the key one of justice.
Conrad Mbewe answers.
‘The gospel isn’t my work—thanks be to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!—but the gospel is mine. As the Reformer Martin Luther says, “If you leave out ‘for us’, the entire sermon is for nothing.” Every time we speak the gospel, we can and should add these two words—“for us.”’
This is a long one but worth sticking with.
‘We had an interesting, if perhaps emotionally loaded, discussion at our home group this evening… Things moved onto the question of how we encourage our children to keep coming to church. It was noted how hard it is to keep them interested when they get to certain ages. Some wistfully wondered about their own children. So, how do we encourage our children to love the church?’