Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Church, Stop Doing so Many Good Things

Are you doing too many good things? In my experience helping churches think through gospel revitalization, this is one of the most prevalent problems. Yes, you read that right, too many good things. Good activities are often the enemy of strategic activity. There are countless good things that a church can be doing at any given time but there are only a few things that are most strategic at any given time.

In Galatians 2:14, the apostle Paul says of Peter and others, “I saw that their conduct was not in step with the truth of the gospel.” The phrase refers to walking in a straight line with the truth of the gospel and not veering off of the gospel path. Paul had much to say about the importance of the Christian’s “walk” (Eph 4:1, 17; Col 1:10; 2:6; Rom 13:13). Every legitimate church community has ways in which it is walking in line with the gospel and ways in which it is walking out of line with the gospel. It is the shepherd’s responsibility to lead the church community to walk in line with the gospel by embracing strategic priorities. Read more

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