The Apprentices – LeadershipJournal.net: “Revivals didn’t solve the problem, just as conferences don’t solve the problem today. If you study the lives of anyone commonly recognized as a great saint, you see that the transformation they experienced almost never happened to them in a meeting.
During my few years as a pastor, I spent a lot of time and energy trying to get people to come to church. Then I looked at Jesus, and he was trying to get away from people. The people Jesus taught were experiencing real transformation. As I spent more time studying the Gospels, I saw that Jesus came preaching that the kingdom of the heavens is at hand. I realized I was simply not preaching what he was preaching. I had the gospel wrong.”