Community – some raw indictments

Brad speaks plainly about the current status of “community” in most churches.

Sadly, community within the church today is hemorrhaging.

~ House, Brad,  Community (p. 18). Kindle Edition.

We appear to be breathing as we gather for worship services and run our programs, but oftentimes we are merely surviving rather than living life abundantly. Jesus tells us that we must lose our lives if we want to save them. Life should be defined as the passionate pursuit of God. It should be marked by a hatred of sin in the believer’s life and an unquenchable desire for the fame of Jesus, taking every opportunity to share the gospel with a fallen world. If that is life, how are your vital signs? Can you find a pulse in the community of your church?

~ House, Brad,  Community (p. 20). Kindle Edition.

… the mission is to glorify God by proclaiming the gospel of Jesus for the sake of gathering God’s people to him, and to teach and grow them in their knowledge and love of Christ.

~ House, Brad,  Community (p. 22). Kindle Edition.

Ironically, for “a holy nation, a people,” we are comically pathetic at community.

~ House, Brad,  Community (p. 23). Kindle Edition.

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