This Is the Last Thing the Church Needs

The last thing we need is a church that keeps sealed up in our own compartment with others of similar experiences in life.  We need to be the integrated body of Christ.  Younger believers don’t need another speaker to come in and tell them about dating, self-esteem, and relationships.  They need to have relationships with saints who have put a few miles in the Christian life and have faced challenges to their faith and practice that the younger believers have not.  And the lessons learned from these relationships need to be passed on to the rest of us in unplanned, unchoreographed, and unplugged conversations.

Horton, Michael; The Gospel Driven Life: Being Good News People in a Bad News World; Baker Books; Grand Rapids, MI; Copyright 2009; page 197

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