- Planting gospel seed (cf. Luke 8:11) will result in people of all ages, backgrounds, and nations becoming Christians.
- Overcoming evil with good (Rom. 12:17-21) will soften hard-hearted enemies.
- Approaching a wayward brother or sister in lovingkindness (Gal. 6:1; Jas. 5:19-20) will bring some back to faithfulness.
- Faithful attendance will stimulate to love and good deeds (Heb. 10:24-25).
- Singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs from the heart and with purpose will help us and everyone else who is present (Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16).
- Spending time together and getting to know each other will make us closer to one another (Acts 2:44; 4:32).
- Investing in a heartfelt relationship with God will lessen anxiety and increase peace and joy (John 14:27; Phil. 4:7).
- If the church stays committed to souls and service, it will grow (Acts 6:1-7).
- Speaking to (rather than about) those who we feel have offended us results in greater harmony and reconciliation (Matt. 18:15-17).
- Culture is met mightily by transformed, sacrificial representatives for Christ (Rom. 12:1-2).
- We will win more in the world if we are not trying to simply embrace and imitate it as it is (Jas. 4:4).
- Emphasizing leadership will result in people rising up to lead (cf. Ti. 1:5-11; 1 Th. 5:12-13).
- Homes united in dedication to putting Christ’s kingdom first will have a high rate of success in raising faithful children (Pr. 22:6; Eph. 6:1-4).
- If we will consult Scripture for answers to our dilemmas, we’ll uncover the best solutions possible (Ps. 119:105).
In our search for relevance, effectiveness, and success in our present world, let’s not overthink it! Whatever the question, if it matters (2 Pet. 1:3), the Bible has the answer. It will work!