Today’s sermon comes from John MacArthur, who teaches on the real true growth of the church – not through marketing, easy believism schemes, but through suffering, trial, and the true preaching of the Gospel of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Be blessed with this excellent teaching.
As soon as a video is available, I will update this post.
It should be clear that modern church marketers cannot look to the apostle Paul for approval of their methodology or claim him as the father of their philosophy. Although he ministered to the vilest pagans throughout the Roman world, Paul never adapted the church to secular society’s tastes. He would not think of altering either the message or the nature of the church. Each of the churches he founded had its own unique personality and set of problems, but Paul’s teaching, his strategy, and above all his message remained the same throughout his ministry. His means of ministry was always preaching the straightforward proclamation of biblical truth.
John MacArthur – from his blog, titled ‘Contextualization and the Corruption of the Church’ – http://www.gty.org/resources/blog/B110922