The greatest danger of any organization is to lose sight of its reason for existence. This is especially true for the church.
Recently I Tweeted a link to an article that I found helpful: Worth reading: 5 Distinguishing Marks of a Fruitful Church https://t.co/JRgCBhmZ8d via @TGC — Mark McIntyre (@mhmcintyre) March 6, 2016 I thought I would take a few moments and capture some thoughts in response to this article by Jarod Wilson. First, I would agree with […]
When you got to church you’re really listening in to the secret wireless from our friends: that’s why the enemy is so anxious to prevent us going. He does it by playing on our conceit and laziness and intellectual snobbery.
The church is not an organization that is built to eventually fail. In fact, when Jesus gave us our mission of making disciples, he also told us that he would be with us as we do it. Jesus began it, Jesus sustains it, and Jesus will complete what he started.
In looking at all of these questions, I realize that there is a gap between my behavior and my belief. I believe in God’s love, I know that I am forgiven, I know that God is in control and I know that I have received and am to give grace. Yet, I do not always live according to that knowledge.
It is possible to get an “a” grade on a doctrinal test and describe accurately the doctrines of our salvation, yet be blind to their true implications and power. In this sense, there are plenty of orthodox churches in which the gospel must be rediscovered and then brought home and applied to people’s hearts.