Why should God add people to His church until there is something warm and loving for Him to add them to? He does not hatch chickens in order to put them in deep freezers. I often find myself being asked by churches to speak on evangelism. And sometimes I conclude that it is premature to address the subject in that church: there is no warmth, no incandescent love in the congregation. How could newcomers survive and be nourished? The whole project would need to start much further back, by equipping the church to be the church of Jesus Christ, exhibiting something of His love, His compassion, His joy.
– Thirty Years that Changed the World by Michael Green
Wow, what do you think of that?
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