Jesus said people would know we’re his followers because we love one another.
The Only Way to Win Is Not to Play
There’s a growing concern that the church needs to do a better job than we’ve been doing, or we’ll lose the next generation. The good news is that while this has been the concern of every generation, the church continues. As I wrote in 13 Reasons Not to Worry About the Future of the Church, we've survived and thrived through worse problems than whatever is worrying us today.
The bad news is we will lose the next several generations unless we do one thing. Stop competing, and start doing the Bible stuff better.
If we don't do that, we deserve to lose them.
What if, instead of trying to impress our neighbors, we started taking “love your neighbor” seriously?
What if we decided to
- love God
- love others
- teach the Word
- live our convictions
and do that really well?
Has the world seen a truly united church, living with integrity, while loving God, each other, and our community?
What if they did?
We’d truly have no competition.
Copyright © 2016 by the author or Christianity Today/Leadership Journal.
Click here to read our guidelines concerning reprint permissions.