Acts 2 is the first podcast from the first sermon during the first church service. They probably didn’t fully realize it at the time, but a movement had begun. The Holy Spirit came and began to move, and Peter stood up to preach, first as a rebuke, then as an invitation. Revival hit. 3,000 people put their faith in Christ and were baptized!
2,000 years later, a lot has changed. Today we have cafes, podcasts, venues, megachurches, multi-site churches, live-streams, the Bible app, online giving, pews, chairs, kids ministry… and the list goes on. Although there have been thousands of changes, by God’s grace, we’re still preaching the same message!
The methods constantly change, but the message never does.
Every Sunday around the world, pastors and churches cover thousands of topics from all 66 books of the Bible: marriage, relationships, finances, leadership, worship, spiritual gifts… If we do it right, no matter what the topic or which book we are preaching from, it should somehow tie back into the main message of the church: the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It’s the truth the church was founded on and will continue to thrive on.
As Christians and as a church, let’s constantly strive to point people back to Jesus. He is our message! It’s never been about the messenger or the method – only about the message: JESUS!
K E V I N • M I L L E R
There’s more where that came from! Click below to watch the entire message called “His Way or the Highway” from our series, Prevail.
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