Monday, January 12, 2015
Hard To Do
When the Church is united in its commitment to Christ, to the authority of God’s Word over its life, and its love for God, the world, and one another, it is a powerful magnet for people who don’t yet know Jesus Christ or the freedom from sin and death only Christ can give.If you agree with that statement the answer to the question of why the church seems to be dying should be obvious - those things are not happening.
There is a corollary question here. If the church is not doing the things it needs to do to survive and all the changes that are being made are not helping, then do we need more changes, or do we need to return to what we were doing when we were healthier?
It's hard work to be the church, but isn't that kind of the point?
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