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If we desire to build healthy churches with excited people worshipping God, loving each other and reaching out to the lost, we should know that the love of God has to flow down the aisles of our churches before it will flow down the streets of our cities.
The truth is that most churches have stagnated and are not growing. That should make us wonder if we haven’t missed something. Our message is solid. Our teachings are great. Our people are committed, but where is the fruit? If preaching and programs could have gotten the job done, we should already have experienced the breakthrough we all so desperately desire. We may have had it turned around all along. We have concentrated primarily on winning the lost but have not necessarily brought the church to the level of love and concern for each other first.
Church - Attendance - People - Attention - Church
We have for too long concentrated primarily on increasing our church attendance by continually searching for new people, without ever paying attention to those we already have. We are instead driven continuously to get outside the church building and knock on every door in the community. And this is understandable because every pastor and church wants to create the best opportunities to reach people with the good news of Jesus Christ. They should, however, couple this essential purpose of the church with genuine care for the people who are already part of their congregations.
The strength of a ministry is evaluated not by what happens in church on Sunday, but by what happens between Sundays. Unless we are deliberate in the way we provide care, it will not occur. If we do not take care of the people God has already given us, why should he send us any more?
Church - Evangelism - Missions - Outreaches - Etc
A sick church cannot efficiently do evangelism, missions, outreaches, etc.,...
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