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WE AIM TO PLEASE
AUTHOR: Price, Clyde
PUBLISHED ON: March 18, 2003
DOC SOURCE: CCN
PUBLISHED IN: Christian Living

        WE AIM TO PLEASE

    Ordinarily, public relations and publicity campaigns
and advertising are for the purpose of pleasing people.

    While all our inreach and outreach activities are
intended to be of benefit to people, our aim is not
primarily to please people, but TO PLEASE GOD.

    If our message is rejected, we will not change its
substance to please people.  When it is accepted, we will
not glory in “our” success.
    Our policy is the same that the apostle Paul stated,
“We speak as men approved by God to be entrusted with the
gospel.  We are not trying to please men, but God, who
tests our hearts.” (I Thessalonians 2:4 NIV)

    Our faith is determined not by the majority of our
“constituency”, but by the Holy Scriptures, the Old
Covenant interpreted through the New Covenant.  Our
programs and ministries are generated by our “standing
orders” in the Bible, and not simply by the “felt needs” of
our membership or our target audience.

    We want to fit into God’s program, rather than asking
Him to put His stamp of approval on ours.    We’re aware
that some of the things we do are affected by people and
“tradition” in meeting times and formats and some of our
operating procedures, but the “housekeeping details” are
always much less important than our mission as the people
of God on the earth.

    In a sense, we are propagandists, and our primary
message is best found in the Gospel of John.
    A “propagandist”  is one who is deliberately trying to
persuade people to a new viewpoint.  We are part of a
grassroots “God movement”, and seeking to spread the
influence and promote the interests of our King, the Lord
Jesus Christ.  We warmly invite you to read our favorite
“propaganda”, in the New Testament.

    It is our ambition to bring glory to God by attempting
such great things for Him that if He does not energize us
with His own mighty power, we can only fail.  This way,
when we succeed, we can only give the glory to Him.

    We aim to please GOD.  Come join us.
                                    [Clyde Price, Arrows3]

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