Christian Lwanda tells churches: Don’t send missionaries to do God’s work if they don’t believe His Word

Christian Lwanda, the associate pastor at Evangelical Community Church in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Kenyan-born Pastor Christian Lwanda was among the speakers at the final Together for the Gospel conference, where he urged pastors and ministry leaders not to rely on outside forces, no matter how well equipped, to do God’s work.

Lwanda, who’s an associate pastor at the Evangelical Community Church of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, preached on the last day of the TG4 conference, which brought together church leaders from 62 countries and every state in the U.S., and encouraged them to “persist in the Word.”

If pastors are “going to have confidence in God’s Word to do God’s work,” they need to “persist in the Word, preach the Word, and be prepared by the Word to stand before the Judge” of their ministries.

“Persist in the Word because the Word is the only place where sinful humans can be shown their desperate, hopeless state before our Holy God and their need for salvation, which can be found only in faith in Christ Jesus,” Lwanda declared.

“Right there, you have the necessity of Scripture. Only in the Bible, are we shown a Holy God who made man in His own image, but man rebelled against God, bringing upon himself the just and holy eternal wrath of God. … But ‘God demonstrates His love in this, that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us,’” he added, quoting Romans 5:8.

Earlier in the sermon, Lwanda quoted 2 Timothy 3:14, where the Apostle Paul encourages Timothy to stand firm in the Scripture even though he was among “false teachers who deny, twist the Word, reject the pattern of sound doctrine that comes from the Word.”

“Timothy is to persist in this Word because it is the only Word that saves; it is from God. … And therefore, carries God’s own authority, such that to disobey the Word is to disobey God,” Lwanda said.

“It is from God, which means it’s inerrant. God is without error. What He breathes out in His Word is without error. It is from God, and Scripture says it is ‘profitable.’ Talk about an understatement!”

The Bible is made not just for the congregation, but also for pastors, Lwanda stressed, adding that “we don’t need to rely on something else to do the work of God other than the Word of God.”

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SOURCE: The Christian Post – By Nicole Alcindor

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