GodSep 12, 2018 by Rik Bokelman
Pastor Bishop T. D. Jakes believes many pastors are focused more on preaching than they are on bringing people to Jesus, he recently told fellow Texas pastor Ed Young of Fellowship Church.
T.D. Jakes inspires you to not only preach, or fix, but actually love and win a soul. “We have gotten more into preaching than winning souls.”
“We have really forgotten the simplicity of relationship and it not only shows in soul winning, it also shows in how we treat each other,” he told Young.
“I think it’s because it’s predominantly men and men have a propensity to always want to fix things. We’re so busy trying to fix people, we forgot how to love them.
“If you love me then I’ll let you fix me. But if you try to fix me and I don’t think you love me, I’m going to resent you. So we have to pass the love test.”
T.D. Jakes also spoke about how to speak to non-Christians.
“You have to be aware of how to talk. You use different kinds of bait for different kinds of fish. What church people don’t understand is you can’t go into the world and use church language and catch the world. You have to use the language that the world can relate to.”
“We have to get away from the mentality of thinking everybody’s coming to church. The church has to go to them. Jesus said go, not just come … We have to get out there.”
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