Much is written about the church — what it should be, how it should function, and what makes it grow. Few things written are as spot-on as this brief post by James MacDonald.
I believe with all my heart, that much of what the church has become in our day is measly, milk-toast, and malnourished. It’s about as compelling as a ‘walk in the mall.’ I believe the New Testament church needs to be compelling. By that I mean, window-rattling, life-altering, Almighty God unveiling, COMPELLING! (I was yelling when I thought/wrote that).
He then gives five marks of a compelling church:
- “Thus Saith the Lord,” Preaching
- “Spirit, to Spirit” Worship
- Stories of God at Work
- Loving People Doing Life Together
- Miraculous Answers to Prayer
Click here to read the whole article. It’s worth it.
Which of these five things most stood out to you?