Lessons From the Chinese Church – Simplicity of Faith

Western culture has programmed many of us to think that unless we have the nicest building, the right program, the reputable degrees, or the flashy media presentation, God won’t show up in our gatherings. But Chinese believers like Brother Jacob, often have a very different story. With little to no access to these things, they preach the Gospel in its simplest form: seek Jesus and surrender everything to Him.

Brother Jacob was a young believer when he received his first missionary assignment to a severely oppressed area. Keenly aware of his own inadequacy, Brother Jacob did the only thing he knew to do – he sought God and gathered the local believers together for prayer.

His fellowship had no program other than surrender and repentance, and they experienced a move of God that many of us have only ever longed for. With no “reputable” degree and with training that many would consider inadequate, this young man saw the Lord bring great breakthrough and radically change lives in the area where he was sent to work. Brother Jacob is one of countless testimonies of how the Chinese church continues to grow through little more than the simplicity of faith. It is a good reminder for us of how God’s priorities can be so different from our own, and how He always responds to sincere hearts who seek Him.

But I am afraid that, even as the serpent beguiled Eve by his cunning, your minds may be corrupted and led away from the simplicity of [your sincere and] pure devotion to Christ.”
2 Corinthians 11:3

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Elizabeth Bell has a heart for the persecuted Church and loves to share stories of God’s faithfulness. She has spent several years working in closed countries to further the advancement of the Gospel.

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