A Dead Church Is A Stumbling Block
A church as a whole who has no desire to grow or to make disciples is dead. Where there is no fruit or no desire there is no life. God has given every believer gifts to use for the kingdom. Refusal to exercise those gifts for Christ is disobedience. Scripture is clear. Every believer has a duty to Christ and His Church. A church body is made up of individuals so when the body says it’s not my responsibility it is saying I refuse to bear fruit. It is saying I refuse to come to the aide of Christ and His church. If the love of Christ truly dwells in us it should be compelling us to do something for God. The Holy Spirit doesn’t fill a person so they can live unto themselves. He fills a person so they can live unto God and offer up themselves a living sacrifice unto God. A living sacrifice. Not a dead fruitless sacrifice. It’s out of my love for Christ and His church that I write this. If we do not start moving as a body our church on hill will die. Advancing the Kingdom is everyone of ours responsibility. The servants are not above the master. If we are no longer serving we are either dead or in rebellion. There is no way around it. We must move. If we refuse to move we will either be buried or be a stumbling block to the next generation. The choice is ours. We must choose life. We must bear fruit.
“For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.”