Prayer And The Word Are Central
ActsActs 2: 42 – 47; Acts 6: 1 – 7
Church leaders inevitably face deep issues affecting the well-being of their congregations. At these difficult moments, mature, thoughtful, and prescient leadership is needed. In a crisis, leaders can make decisions that, while giving immediate relief, actually initiate a course of events that may ultimately lead to catastrophic consequences. The priority of prayer and the Word are the lifelines that are non-negotiable essentials necessary to connect us to the Fountain of grace, who transforms ‘trophies of grace’ into ‘channels of grace’ from which flow ‘rivers of living water,’ resulting in praise to God, encouragement to believers, and the proclamation of the gospel. God’s grace in Christ brings the simplicity of devotion to prayer and the Word.
Harry L. Reeder