We live in a day in which the church has become so seeker-sensitive that churches exist to serve men rather than God. As a result, the spiritual growth of churches often remains stagnant and, in some cases, even declines. Many Christians are not concerned, because they are content to see the sick being kept alive through artificial means. God would have us be concerned about the state of his churches. We should be committed to both establishing healthy churches and revitalising unhealthy churches.
This sermon, based on Revelation 2–3, was preached at the second session of the 2018 annual Sola 5 Conference, hosted by Brackenhurst Baptist Church in Alberton, South Africa.
The conference also featured messages from Phil Hunt (Kitwe Church), Mario Maneville (Reformed Faith Mission Community Church), Conrad Mbewe (Kabwata Baptist Church), Tyrell Haag (Heritage Baptist Church), and Chris Woolley (Midrand Chapel).
Sammy Leballo is a pastor at Moletsane Baptist Church in Soweto, South Africa.