This is a very eye opening and aligning with Scripture post.More importantly, it touches base with my personal walk with Jesus… and His Church. Please take a minute and read Dennis’ words. Perfect timing for this one in my walk… as if God had anything less than perfect timing.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, in Life Together, talks about looking at our churches through critical lenses:
If we do not give thanks daily for the Christian fellowship in which we have been placed, even where there is no great experience, no discoverable riches, but much weakness, small faith, and difficulty; if on the contrary, we only keep complaining to God that everything is so paltry and petty, so far from what we expected, then we hinder God from letting our fellowship grow according to the measure and riches which are there for us all in Jesus Christ.
In a tremendous and much needed post, titled On Constantly Taking Your Church’s Temperature, Jared Wilson expands upon Bonhoeffer’s insights, applying them to the contemporary church. Rather, Wilson applies them to ambitious pastors and zealous church members who are overly critical about their own local congregations.
As Wilson relays, Bonhoeffer also said:
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