Monday, October 26, 2009

Thought for the Church

I wish I knew who to attribute this to, but it made me stop and think...

The pastor of a church of more than four thousand members was asked how many of his members he considered Christians. He replied, "If you mean by that those who come fairly regularly to the church worship, or who belong to any auxiliary of the church, or who contribute regularly to the support of the church and missions, or who partake of the Lord's Supper, then I would be compelled to say that less than 45 percent of my members are really Christian." Are you actively fitting yourself for effective service?

Cara again -- the one thing this misses is that the key to a Christian walk is who is Jesus to you. Did Jesus die on the Cross for your sins while you were still quite content and happy in your sins? Did He, the blameless sacrifice, willingly offer Himself for you? Is He more than a good man or prophet? Is He fully God and fully man? Once you've made your decision about that, then these other things become important. But the foundation remains Jesus Christ. Who is He to you?

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