August 29, 2018

The single dumbest thing Christians do is to blame the world for its problems. Why do we, uninspired, unmotivated, and uncommitted believers search for glues to the church’s problem when it lies close to hand? The Apostle Paul in his letter to the church at Rome writes, “The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us, therefore, cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light” (Rom. 13:12).

I use the words “darkness and “light” loosely because what I’m really describing is “un-motivation” and “motivation.” The day is at hand: let us stop looking outward and look inward to the underlying problem of motivation.

Finding preachers and church members is easy; finding motivated pastor/teachers is difficult; finding committed Christians is more difficult. This shortage of excellence in both groups is an urgent need if the church is to survive.

God has ordained and commissioned His Church to, “Go unto the entire world and preach and teach.” Failure to carry out God’s strategy may lie in non-motivating pastors and unmotivated church members. It seems to me that non-motivation and un-motivation is an endless, overwhelming circle that continues to spiral downward.

To break this circle of defeatism, we must develop people motivated to—Go, Preach, and Teach.

  1. Defines God’s command to participate in His plan to seek and save the lost.

PREACH. Deliver a motivational sermon or religious speech to an assembled group of people, typically in church.

TEACH. To impart knowledge of the Gospel; give instruction in how to believe in and accept Jesus as Lord and Savior

It is unacceptable for believers to deflect the blame for the failure of the church while they are unwilling to, go, preach, and teach.