Perhaps the greatest achievement of my father as a servant of God was that he left behind a congregation that was spiritually alive; that is, a congregation willing and able to hear from Jesus and to follow him. He didn’t leave us with the feeling that we had to circle around what he taught us and never grow beyond it.
There is a group in Indiana who has been spiritually dead in the water since their leader died. Their meetings, I hear, consist of gathering to listen to recordings of him preaching. God help him.
Preacher Clark would have been displeased with us if we had done that. He expected us to follow on with Christ and grow in the grace and knowledge of God.
God has more to tell us, and He has more to do to us to make us like Him. Let’s seek Him and wait for His voice. He is a faithful Father!