Call to Revival Podcast
Disciples make disciples. Shepherds train shepherds. Churches birth churches. That’s the biblical pattern of healthy church growth. Well, that’s the way it’s supposed to be, but we see a different pattern in the American church today. Churches make MEMBERS. Churches HIRE pastors. Churches birth ORGANIZATIONS.
It doesn’t feel quite right. You sit there anyway. Maybe this is what it’s supposed to feel like. You know the problem isn’t Jesus, so you think the problem must be you. You have faith. Church has been this way as long as you have been coming. Is this all there is? Is Christianity only about believing in Jesus and then discovering the right way to live as a person of Christian faith? Something is missing. You know it, but you can’t put your finger on it. Listen now!
Doubt creeps in. Where is Jesus in all of this? He’s in our worship songs. He’s in the sermon. He’s in the Sunday school. He’s in the service opportunities for the destitute people in the city and around the world. Jesus seems to be everywhere in the church, but something still seems to be missing. You don’t dare form the thought, but it creeps in anyway. “Is Jesus here?”