In this 5 minute video Dr. Voddie Baucham from Zambia discusses the reality of the mediocrity of Christian men. Read and hear more at voddiebaucham.org
Galatians 5: 22-24
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
We live in perilous times (and we always have).
Yet as Christians we need not fear the pandemic or any other adversity.
Going to church every Sunday guarantees you nothing. Attendance does not equal a relationship with Christ. Do you believe in Christ but do not know him?
You can hear God’s Holy Word but not understand it. Sanctification is a lifelong process. Even if you just became a Christian it takes time to grow in grace.
Sadly, now the Church is filled for the most part with Men and Women who are spiritually immature Christians who have going to church for many years – and they know nothing of God’s word.
I ask that you reflect today on your spiritual life. Can you talk to anyone about Jesu, about the Bible, can you give an account to a doubter?
If you cannot then you need to pray, repent, and pick up your bible.
Now more than ever our culture needs mature Christians to shepherd the lost in our culture.
Make use of the many resources that God has generously given you to help you grow in your faith. Make the habit of prayer and personal Bible study a priority along with fellowship in the local church under the preached word. Read and study God’s word with all humility, eager to receive it for yourself. If you make this your constant practice, you’ll find that in time your soul will be rooted in the truth, your hands remain open to brothers and sisters in need, and your heart is moved less by sinful impulses and more by God’s Holy Spirit.
In this short video Dr. Voddie Baucham expresses dismay at how lifelong Christians are ignorant of God and his word.
Voddie Baucham wears many hats. He is a husband, father, former pastor, author, professor, conference speaker, and church planter. He currently serves as Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia.
Voddie makes the Bible clear and demonstrates the relevance of God’s word to everyday life. However, he does so without compromising the centrality of Christ and the gospel. Those who hear him preach find themselves both challenged and encouraged.
Voddie’s area of emphasis is Cultural Apologetics. Whether teaching on classical apologetic issues like the validity and historicity of the Bible, or the resurrection of Christ; or teaching on biblical manhood/womanhood, marriage and family, he helps ordinary people understand the significance of thinking and living biblically in every area of life. – From voddiebaucham.org