Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Preaching to the found

John Schroeder recaps the results of his recent challenge for bloggers to write, in relation to Heb. 6:1-3, on whether congregational preaching should be aimed more at the lost or the found:

Bottom line is this, I have yet to see a church that calls Sunday Morning anything other than a "worship" service. By definition, the unfound do not engage in worship -- we want them to, desparately, but they have to become found to even want to worship God. And that, in the end is why church is for the found, not the unfound. . . .The church has a lot to do, evangelism is a very important among those tasks. All I am saying is that Sunday morning worship is not the time for that task.

John makes a good case that the church needs more than full pews--it needs full hearts and mature disciples.


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