There is a danger that in our desire to reach great crowds and influence lives that we may forget that the genuine conversion in the lives of men and women takes place by the power of the cross. This is why the cross must truly be the centerpiece of our church.
What then are we to do? We are to differentiate between the methods and the message, between the form and the formula. We must know what is essential and what is not.
The message of the cross must always be the centerpiece. The message must always stay the same. We must handle it “in fear and in much trembling.”
However, the methods, the forms must always stay fluid. We must not be locked down to doing things a certain way just because churches have done them this way for a long time.
The last words of a dying church are, “No, we’ve never done it that way before.”
Our challenge is to elevate the cross, not traditions. Church family, refresh your view of the challenge to the cross.