We serve the Creator of the Universe that desperately wants to have a personal relationship with us, but we seem to have forgotten, based upon our actions…
As the church in America, how do we allow ourselves to get to a place where we are serving a holy God our leftovers (ala Francis Chan)? We will take our children and teens to every sporting event of their/our chosen sport(s), but we somehow run out of time to participate in anything other than “Sunday Morning Church”. What would our churches look like if the Church had similar rules and requirements that other commitments in life had? What about requirements for financial involvement? What kind of attendance requirements would there be?
Would the churches in America be full or empty? At what point would Christians make the right choice of priorities? Have we just simply made it too easy? Have we unwittingly set up the Church of Laodiciea in Revelations 3?
However, at what point does it become legalism? Where does Grace play in all this?
As church leadership, what will it take to get our members to realize that they are sacrificing eternal blessings for temporal pleasures?