Well, the meeting is over, Bro. Herb has gone home, but I believe the effects of the meeting will be with us for an eternity. The truth was spoken into our hearts, minds and lives. Jesus said, "You will know the TRUTH and the TRUTH will set you free."
I have been thinking of this liberating truth for several days. I believe Jesus knew that His children would often times get caught in "bondage/chains/tradition" or what ever image you want to transfer to the idea. The truth of the matter is that the church which belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ has failed to come through when it comes to what Jesus left us here to do. We have built building and drawn crowds together, we have built institutions but have failed to build people-true disciples of Jesus.
A true disciple of Jesus will build people who understand that their one, primary objective is to build people who will change the world. Jesus said the world is our target and nothing less will do. Bro. Herb Hodges helped us this week in coming to realize that something is missing in the life of our church, we have not been building people in the same manner and fashion as our Lord, Savior and Leader.
The good news is we don't have to develop a strategy, Jesus has done that for us. He left you and I a very excellent example to follow. All we have to do is put into practice exactly what we see in Him and the way He built His disciples.
That is where FREEDOM is found. May we all be "free indeed."