WAYS TO CAUSE
CHURCH TO GROW
After several years preaching I have come
to this conclusion. There are three good ways to make the church grow. They are
VISIT, VISIT, VISIT. Of course, we know the gospel is God's power to save. (Romans 1:16.) But to preach
the gospel to empty pews will save no one. So, you see, for the gospel to have
an opportunity to demonstrate its' power, we must visit so there will be
prospects to preach to.
VISIT OR DIE: It has been well said that a
church will either be a visiting church or a dying church. It is either visit
or vanish. The growth of the church (the number saved
WHO SHOULD VISIT? Every person who takes
serious their responsibility to the Lord should visit. The Lord who saved us
wants us to be the messengers to reach others. (2 Timothy 2:2.)
WHOM SHOULD I VISIT? Visit a member who
doesn't attend all the services of the church. Visit a neighbor who is not a
Christian. Visit a stranger. Just visit. "Go out into the highways and
hedges, and compel them to come in . . . " (Luke
WHY SHOULD I VISIT? Visit to show your
concern for the lost. Visit to strengthen the home where you visit. Visit
because you are built up by it. Visit because you can reach the lost with the
gospel through this means.
WHEN SHOULD I VISIT? Today! Every day!
Every week! If we want the Walnut Street Church of Christ to grow we will
"GO". We need God's message, the gospel, burning within us to the
extent that we cannot fail to visit often. Remember ‑‑ when you
visit they attend.
By Charles Box,