I recently shared this statement with a group of local pastors and got a variety of reactions. I think some agreed, some not so much, and one asked me to clarify my statement. It was a rather rash statement after all. And this is a dedicated group that prays together weekly for God to revive and restore our churches and community, knowing that it must be a work of the Holy Spirit, as all of OUR efforts have had very limited results. But I would like to present a few reasons that led me to make the statement, and also explain why I'm so excited about it! I'll save the best for last.
THE BAD NEWS
THE REALLY GOOD NEWS
HOW DO I FIND SUCH A CHURCH?
Remember that the "church" is a people, and "it" is where you find them. Ask God to connect you with like-minded believers by His Spirit. We all need to be connected with folks who challenge and inspire us to drink deeply of HIM. The bride of Christ is being prepared and she "only has eyes for HIM." Nothing else satisfies, nothing else matters... JESUS ONLY!
Let's DO Life!