Small Church, Little Power, Little Influence? Hear Christ’s Words for You
Your church may never receive any notice from denominational leaders.
Your church may be smaller than the big churches in your area that possess national recognition.
Your church with its preaching and praying and Scripture reading and congregational singing may seem quaint (even antiquated) by the standards of culture and Christian alike.
Hear Jesus’ words:
“‘I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name."
If we are faithful with what we know from the Scriptures, God will open doors through which our church may walk to multiply that faithfulness to and in others.
The church in Sardis had a reputation for being alive, but was dead (Revelation 3:2).
The church in Laodicea thought they were rich, were prospering, and needed nothing, “not realizing that you are wretched, pitable, poor, blind, and naked” (Revelation 3:17).
By what standard do we live as believers and churches?
Keep His Word, for He keeps you.
Keep His name, for His name is yours.
Hold fast, for you are held by Him.
Be faithful with what you know from His Word, hold fast, and He will open gospel doors for you to walk through!
Jesus is enough!
Matt Perry serves as the Lead Pastor of Arapahoe Road Baptist Church in Centennial, Colorado. He earned his M.Div and D.Min from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.