Christian service no place for cowards

March 16th, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Ken Camp, managing editor of the Baptist Standard, has written a story from message delivered by Texas Baptist Pastor Michael Evans at the 2012 Christian Life Conference. Ken writes the following:

DALLAS—Committed Christian service demands moral courage, Michael Evans reminded participants at the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission conference.

“Service is not for the faint of heart,” said Evans, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Mansfield and president of the African-American Fellowship of Texas.

God wants faithful stewards who labor diligently, not “one-event wonders,” he said.

The call to serve Christ requires voluntary self-denial, willing work and persistent participation in God’s purposes, Evans insisted.

“Slackers need not apply. Glory-seekers need not apply. Hirelings need not apply. Cowards and the faint of heart need not apply,” he said.

Read the full story at the Baptist Standard web site.

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