The tendency historically has been to soften the message so that people might believe the message. The temptation is to give Jesus a makeover so that he might be more appealing to our time and place. The problem with that is that once you change who Jesus is, you’ve changed who people are asking to be their savior. A make-believe Jesus, the one that’s not the biblical Jesus but your version of Jesus, doesn’t have the power to save you. I earnestly believe that the solution is to “preach the full counsel of God” in a way that’s winsome and straightforward. We must explain from the scriptures why God’s way is better than ours, and then call for confession and repentance.
Matt Chandler on selling out to reach out