Monday, June 12, 2006

Prayer or Committees?

In the early 1900s, Samuel Chadwick said, "The church that multiplies committees and neglects prayer may be fussy, noisy, enterprising, but it labors in vain and spends its strength for naught. It is possible to excel in mechanics and fail in dynamics. There is an abundance of machinery; what is wanting is power" (quoted in Fresh Power by Jim Cymbala, p. 142).

It is not any different in the 21st century. A church that emphasis committees, programs, marketing, technology, meeting the budget or anything over fervent prayer will be wanting in power.

2 comments:

Lee Richard said...

Amen! We need God much more than we need meetings, programs and organization. O God have mercy on us and lead us back to your throne of grace where we may receive mercy and grace in this our time of need.

Bryan Galloway said...

Amen brother! It is good to hear from you. How are things at Palisades?