Monday, May 17, 2010
Newsflash: 279 in Sunday School at Alamo First Baptist
Isn't this great news. First Baptist Alamo has 279 in Sunday School...in May, 1975.
Same buildings, plenty of room for classes.
Smaller parking lot, plenty of parking space.
May 2010, 179 in Sunday School.
Thirty-five years later, same buildings, one-hundred fewer people. "We need more space!"
Let's go into debt (un-scriptural) and build softball fields for Jesus for 100 fewer people.
Let's leave the crossroads of the county, Hwy 88 and Hwy 54, and move to the country. Lets forget about our un-churched Alamo neighbors and rip out members from other churches.
We practice that long-time Baptist pattern that it is easier to give money than to personally become involved in the lives of others. We demonstrate that it is easier to give money than to personally win people to the Lord one-on-one.
It is easier to build a building than to win souls.
Let our historic church property deteriorate so we can sell it to some other sucker...er...to some other church and let them take care of the problems that we purposely neglected in the name of Jesus. Glory to God!
Softball for Jesus beats soul-winning any day.
Going into debt $$$ beats personal evangelism any day!
"Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus" Col.3:17
"Whatever debt you go into, go into debt in the name of the Lord Jesus."
"Whatever classroom ceiling you allow to deteriorate, allow it to deteriorate in the name of the Lord Jesus."
Posted by WKB at 8:26 AM