While most congregations in the area are conducting three or four-day meetings, the elders of our congregation decided to have one for a week because they believed the apostle Paul who wrote, “The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully,” (2 Corinthians 9:6 ESV).
The verse applies not only to those who give to the church, but also to the church that wishes to grow. If the seed of the gospel isn’t sown in abundance, a great harvest cannot be anticipated.
Our elders believed Romans 1:16, the gospel is God’s power unto salvation. It is the heavenly decreed way people become members of the kingdom of heaven (1 Corinthians 1:18).
For all these reasons, and for the people brought to our congregation, the meeting is one of our most cherished memories and will be for years.