Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Friday, November 13, 2009

November 13, 2009

The church is a place…

I find a severe lack of support and encouragement
among professing Christians and I wonder why.

Are we too busy with the things of this world?
Have we too become so desensitized by our culture
that we do not see the need anymore?
Do we feel so self-satisfied
with our own ministry and our own growth
(or the support within our own circle of friends)
that we fail to uplift others,
not to praise “them”, but for the glory of God
and out of a sincere love for our neighbor?

Christian service requires many different kinds of talents
and is not a solo event, nor is it a competition.

Christian growth and the spiritual health
of each member
requires the support and encouragement
of all.

“The Church is not a place
where perfect people gather
to say perfect things,
or have perfect thoughts,
or have perfect feelings.
The Church is a place where imperfect people
gather to provide encouragement,
support, and service to each other. …
We are here with the same purpose:
to learn to love Him with all our heart,
soul, mind, and strength,
and to love our neighbor as ourselves.”
- Joseph B. Wirthlin

No comments: