Thursday, June 16, 2011
Here's An Idea
here is a brief excerpt from his description of "celebration":
The gathering of believers for worship on the Lord’s Day should always be the central meeting of the church. It should be designed for believers, though any gathering of the church should be open, welcoming, and hospitable to anyone who comes.What's sad, is that seems like a radical vision in today's world, And yet there is nothing radical about it - it's what the church is supposed to have been for centuries, and has occasionally achieved.
The bottom line is so simple, the church does not make converts, the church makes Christians, something much more than a mere convert. Christians are not made by preaching alone. Christians are not made by programs. Christians are made by other Christians.
The church needs to get about its business.