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A confused, chaotic, convulsing world, gasping for life and breath, will not be touched by a tame church, mouthing timeworn cliches and pious platitudes.
To affect a dirty world, it will take a pure church; to infect a sad world, it will take a joyous church; to capture an apathetic world, it will take a convicted church; to challenge a dying world, it will take a church alive; to heal a sick world, it will take a healthy church.
It will take a church unafraid of disease, unaffected by roadblocks, unflinching in the face of criticism, and unmoved by persecution. It will take a church that dares to dream big, to work long, to pray desperately, to plan carefully, to fight bravely, to storm the gates of evil and lethargy. It will take a church that is unwilling to compromise, more than willing to sacrifice, more than ready to be inconvenienced, and more than anxious to risk.
It will take a church whose strength is equal to her task, a church claiming all, the power of the Spirit, all the blessings available, and all the authority given.
It will take a church with godly gusto, prevailing prayer, demonstrative determination, and victorious venture to win the battle.
It will take a church divinely sent, moving, planning, conquering with supernatural power.
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