The kind of “strength” that I am talking about is “Spiritual strength”.... “Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, [but] not to doubtful disputations.” (Romans 14:1) This passage in Romans talks about two different kinds of Christians: Those that are “weak in the faith”, and those that are strong in the faith. And a big problem that a lot of pastors have had over the centuries, has been promoting weakness instead of strength. Now before I get into “how we can promote Spiritual strength”, lets look at how “Spiritual weakness” is promoted. One way a pastor promotes weakness, is by “throwing blankets” on things. For instance, preaching against having a TV in your home. This is throwing a blanket over everything that can come out of a TV, as evil or wicked or ungodly. This is just like throwing a blanket over sex, as evil or wicked and ungodly, when sex in marriage is a pure and beautiful thing. Every time a preacher preaches against “TV” or “Rock and Roll” or “the internet” etc, he is promoting weakness in his congregation. Because in reality, none of these things are evil or wicked or ungodly...... “Unto the pure all things [are] pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving [is] nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.” (Titus 1:15) This has been done for hundreds of years and it always brings the same result. One of my favorite preachers Charles Spurgeon, used to regularly preach against gong to the theater, but the “Downgrade” continued! ------------------------ Now for promoting strength, all a preacher has to do is “PREACH THE WORD”; And not what he has heard other preachers preach about. You can’t find one single word in the Bible about TV or Secular music, yet a lot of good men preach against these things, because “it is expected out of every solid preacher”, to preach against these things. If the man of God “Preaches the Word” alone, this will promote Spiritual strength, because it will “GROW” Christians in the faith.