by Jeff Tunnell
One of the privileges in my life was meeting with Armin Gesswein. He worked in the Norway revivals during 1937-38, founded Revival Prayer Fellowship in 1940, worked with Charles Fuller in 1945 and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association from 1949-69. Armin used to say with simple clarity, “When you read the Bible remember, the main things are the plain things, and the plain things are the main things!” This principle has guided me on many occasions.
In cell church we often get tripped up, confused and disoriented by “doing” too many things at once. When distracted we lose sight of the “main things” which attracted us to cell structures: prayer as foundation, holistic church growth, evangelism, mulitiplication of ministers and ministry, to name a few.
What helps? FOCUS! Remember trying to walk on top of a wall, railroad track, balance beam or just a line on the ground? When you looked right down at your feet, balance was lost and you fell. But if you look ahead about 10-20 feet (3-6 meters) and keep your FOCUS there, your ability to remain balanced is much improved. Staying focused on the PLAIN THINGS will help you avoid the pitfalls of the urgent, endless, details of your day-today efforts while pursuing the MAIN THINGS for which you began the journey in cells.
What are your Main things?
1 thought on “The Main Things Are The Plain Things”
I am strengthened by always remaining “FOCUSED” in my high calling,and not getting shaken or derailed from my MAIN GOAL,…..VISION…….and without ignoring the great Commission of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in Mathew 28: 19-20,……Joshua 1 : 1-9……refers…….and the TRUE LOVE OF GOD, and His “WILL” to mankind in John 3: 16-17, 1 Corinthians 13: 1- 13, and 1 Corinthians 12: 12- 27……which refers….. to all of us that confesses to be Christian believers, and in His service.It is in my mind that I have to remain steadfast and courageous in the Journey I started with Cells groups, hence following and remaining FOCUSSED….1 Corinthians 9: 19-27.refers and reflects daily as I move forward in winning believers for the Kingdom of God.
Bishop Joseph Kimani,
P.O. Box 10096,