By love serve one another. GALATIANS 5:13
This we have heard: “I am a born-again Christian and I am happy that my sins are forgiven and I go to church on Sunday because I like the fellowship!”
We ask: “Do you not go to put yourself in the way of spiritual blessing?”
The answer: “No, I am saved and I do not need anything!”
We ask: “Have you offered to witness, to pray, to encourage, to assist, to participate in your church’s life and outreach?”
The answer: “No. My church seems to get along very well without my help!”
Brethren, this “nonparticipation” kind of faith is a strange parody on Bible Christianity. Men and women who say they are believers just cancel themselves out. Is it something we have learned from the sporting events?—the great majority are spectators. They come and sit!
If there is any true spiritual life within us, God will give us a gift of some kind and the humble soul will find something to do for God!
Lord, I pray for my local church today, that many “fringe” attendees will desire to participate in our church’s life and ministry.