Don’t Beat Your Own Drum

“When you preach, preach the word of God so you won’t beat your own drum. The power of God is neither in our preaching nor in our method of preaching but in the power of God; and the word of God is where God has invested His supernatural power.”  – R. C. Sproul, Jan 2017 Q&A session
Wow! This is radical! 
No! Let me take that back. This is too biblical!
When we beat our drums, we only give birth to good dancers, not disciples of Christ.
Notice some of the identifying characters of disciples of Jesus Christ:

  • They are not church-hoppers nor bound by “four-corners” of a church building  
  • They are not gullibles – they cannot be tricked by anyone that easily because they are rooted and established by the strong and powerful word of God (Colossians 2:6-7)
  • They don’t accept any “God says” outside the Bible because they know that the Canon of Scripture has long been closed (Revelation 22:18-19)
  • They are not consumers but always producers – since they live and die for Christ (Romans 14:7-8) 
  • They don’t have “herd” or “mob” mentality because they know that “Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather.” (Luke 17:37b)

So, it is good if we, every once in a while, remember these five short pointers and check and see if we are disciples of Jesus Christ because after all is said and done, God wants us to be disciples of Jesus Christ so we take His Son’s image (Romans 8:29).  ///