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No Offense= No Effect

November 23, 2010

I have been thinking a lot lately about this idea; that the Gospel must offend and make someone uncomfortable, then bring a peace, and then once again go back to making you feel uncomfortable. To be honest I haven’t written a post about it because I think it’s still stirring in my head. Then today a friend/ customer of mine sent me this email… Check it out.

we read this passage from Adrian Rogers and thought of you!
NOVEMBER 23

No Offense, No Effect

“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.” Matthew 10:34

A pulpit committee approached me one time and said, “We need a pastor for our church.”

I said, “I know just the guy. He is a fantastic preacher and has a fiery evangelistic spirit, but he has health problems and he’s kind of old.” I continued, “He’s also been in jail several times.”

They began to shake their heads, and one said, “Well, we don’t know whether he’s the man we want or not.”

I said, “Well, don’t worry; you couldn’t get him. He’s already in heaven, and his name is Paul.”

You don’t want a guy who can rub shoulders with the people of this world and not rub any salt in their wounds. Where there is no offense, there is no effect.

Pray for the men who occupy the pulpits in our churches that they would not water down the truth of God’s Word, but be strong to proclaim its power.

I thought is was very good. I don’t know who Adrian Rodgers is but he seems like he knows his stuff!

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