The Church Member Of My Dreams
Would you take God's word this morning please and turn to the book of Acts chapter four. We're preaching in the book of Acts under the general heading That Old Time Religion. Because we told you that the old time religion sets the pattern for the new time religion which is the all time religion and ought to be the every time religion And we're thinking today under the general heading of that old time religion, under the specific heading we're thinking, The Church Member of my Dreams. Now what would a pastor's dream church member be like? I mean if I just had the, church, the kind of a church member who would be the church member of my fondest dreams what would he be like? Well I'm going to show you in just a moment what he would be like. And if you'll take God's word and open here to Acts chapter four I want us to begin reading in verse 36. "And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, which is being interpreted Son of Consolation, a Levite and of the country of Cyprus, having land, sold it and bought the money and laid it at the apostle's feet." Now the church member of my dreams would be the apostle Paul. Oh, I'd love to have Paul I suppose in the congregation, but I'd personally hate to have a congregation full of Pauls. You talk about being intimidated when you preach. It's bad enough with these Mid-America seminary professors over here when I preach. But I just don't believe I'd enjoy preaching to a congregation of Pauls. And I sure wouldn't want a congregations of Simon Peters. Can you imagine what that guy would be like in a business meeting? I mean, I love Peter. I'm glad God made Peter. I believe God made one because we needed him, but only one because he's the only one we could stand. Thank God for Simon Peter. He's a great guy, but I just don't believe I'd like a church full of Simon Peters. I believe that if I could have the church member of my dreams it would be this man, Joseph, ...
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