The Simple Church by Fred Lowery

The Simple Church
Dr. Fred Lowery
September 2, 2007
Matthew 10:7; Mark 16:15; 1 Corinthians 3:6; 1 Corinthians 2:2-5; 1 Corinthians 1:21-25


Excerpt from sermon 1997 by Dr. Fred Lowery -- "My friend's I believe that we can not justify our existence unless winning souls is our priority. That's why we are in business. Our basic philosophy and this must never change. Our basic philosophy is that we exist for those not yet reached. See just look around you this morning, we don't exist for those who are here; we exist for those who are not here. You see we have church for those who haven't come; we have Sunday school for those who haven't shown up yet. We must not turn inward and socialize, we must turn outward and evangelize and there is a major, major difference between those two philosophies. Those churches that turn inward and socialize die on the vine, those churches that turn outward and evangelize and minister they are alive and dynamic and vibrant."

Some smart aleck behind me said who is that guy? But you know I could have gone back, I went back ten years, I could have gone back twenty years just as easily because the philosophy simply has not changed. We exist for those not yet reached and we've been talking about chasing chariots. You've probably never seen me bring anything up here except the Bible and this morning I have all this so just relax we're going to stay a while. But we've been talking about chasing chariots for two or three weeks. Some of you are chasing those chariots, you've told me stories. I just got a note from KC Jones; he's one of our guys that chases chariots in the middle of the night from eleven o'clock at night to three o'clock in the morning. Downtown Shreveport, chasing chariots with the hope of catching those chariots so that they would in turn catch Jesus from us. I'm so excited this morning because we are going to talk to you about a brand new venture. An experiment of a kind in chasing chariots that probab ...


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