NOW that we are in political primaries for the 2016 election, one politician described one of his competitors as “low-energy”. This proved to be a devastating blow to the candidate because while he is very laid-back ,his attacker has a reputation for speaking his mind, taking charge and is HIGH energy. Since most voters see the problems today as massive and in need of a decisive leader that will FIX the mess, candidates who come across as indecisive and uncertain are not going to be heard. When this topic was the news cycle, the thought came to me that the church in the US has the same problem!
Whether we want to admit it,the church is in a crisis today because the country and culture are in a crisis so we desperately need high-energy churches led by high-energy leaders to get Kingdom work done! With the troubling trajectory our culture and country is headed,pastors can no longer afford to be cowards and hide behind their services or a stealth Christianity.Issues we face are forcing us to “put up or shut up”. Today is similar to the days of Elijah,when Jezebel and her hundreds of prophets were controlling the agenda in the land. We must call out and challenge people and the institutions to choose today who they are going to follow! “How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him! 1 Kings 18:21
Pastor Marc Lawson
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