Fruit 2: Preaching that does not save

Beth Cavete

This post is part of a series focused on the “bring the kingdom” teaching of ministries like Bethel Church in Redding, CA and ministers like Bill Johnson and the fruit in real people’s lives.

Imagine a lovely lady with a husband who sometimes attends church.  It’s impossible to speak to him about Christ, because he just nods and agrees, and seems to really think he does, though there is absolutely no fruit of salvation to speak of.  Their three sons reflect his heart’s unaddressed spectrum of passivity, buried rage, and self-pity, and her day revolves around begging them to conform to basic commands in the home.  Her husband perceives none of their need or her exhaustion and can’t be bothered.  She doesn’t consider confronting this, because of the rage he exhibits if the sons cross his comfort.  Better to just do the impossible herself, confiscating the x-box and computer when she’s…

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