Sacrifice—it’s the giving up of something valuable in order to obtain what’s worth even more. In baseball, when a team has a runner on first, they’ll often sacrifice to move him to second. So, they’ll give up a valuable out for the chance of a subsequent hit then scoring a run.

The concept of sacrifice is found all through Scripture. The Old Testament sacrifices foreshadowed God’s incredible sacrifice of His Son, so the sins of the world could be forgiven.

The advance of the church, it’s come as people have been willing to be sacrificial. For example, in their giving, they’ve passed by purchasing what they wanted so a new sanctuary could be erected.

When the concept of sacrifice is lost, the church is in big trouble.


I am grateful that I continue to hear how positively readers are responding to my latest book entitled The Sermon Sucking Black Hole—Why You Can’t Remember on Monday What Your Minister Preached on Sunday. This book is available at by clicking here.

In this book, I offer some solid tips to the people sitting in the congregation to help them remember what their pastor has said from the pulpit.

You will find a variety of other helpful resources for pastors and congregations at the Mainstay Ministries website. Please click here.


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