While in Bible College, I was introduced to the writings of Samuel Chadwick. Chadwick (1860-1932) was one of the greatest preachers of English Methodism. Warning: He is one of those writers whose works will cause the reader to use highlighter pen after highlighter pen to capture heaven’s revelations.
Rather than provide some quotes and commentary, this week I will just share a couple of Chadwick quotes taken from his sermon The Way to Pentecost and ask you to meditate and ask the Holy Spirit to add His commentary. Then, do your ministry team a favor. Pass along the quotes to all those working alongside of you.
911“There is a superabundance of machinery; what is wanting is power. To run an organization needs no God. Man can supply the energy, enterprise, and enthusiasm for things human. The real work of a Church depends upon the power of the Spirit. The presence of the Spirit is vital and central to the work of the Church. Nothing else avails. Apart from Him, wisdom becomes folly, and strength weakness.”
“Destitute of the fire of God, nothing else counts; possessing fire, nothing else matters.”
Come on. Let this resonate within you. Allow the Holy Spirit to shine His light on you and your ministry. You might discover that you need to send a 911 call up to heaven to breath life again into a well polished ministry that is destitute of the life and power of the Holy Spirit. To use a Texas term, I double-dog dare you.