Quotes about church

There is nothing in the Bible to say a church ought to have an organised network of small groups. Or that without dividing up into such groups a church will necessarily be unhealthy in some way. The basic ‘unit’ of the church is the church itself, not some subdivision of it. But that said, small groups can be a very helpful... read more


The church needs lifers and those who can be counted on for the long haul.

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Many (if not all) local churches tend to run at slightly more than capacity in terms of the energy of the ministers and active members. There is often so much going on that what fruit there might be is choked and does not reach maturity because there is no space for it to grow. The reasons for this overcrowding and lack of pruning are many and v... read more


God’s salvation, though appropriated by individuals as individuals, is not an individualistic salvation.

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The greatness of a church is not measured by its membership roll or budgetary prowess, but by the size of the Saviour, whom it faithfully honours and passionately praises and confidently trusts. The big church is any church that boasts in a big God, attendance and acreage notwithstanding

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Ah! Christians, God loses much, and you lose much, and Satan gains much by this—that you do not, that you will not, walk lovingly together so far as your ways lie together. It is your sin and shame that you do not, that you will not, pray together, and hear together, and confer together, and mourn together; because that in some far lesser thin... read more


The strange thing about church membership is that you actually give up your preferences when you join. Don’t get me wrong; there may be much about your church that you like a lot. But you are there to meet the needs of others. You are there to serve others. You are there to give. You are there to sacrifice

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We will never find joy in church membership when we are constantly seeking things our way. But paradoxically, we will find the greatest joy when we choose to be last. That’s what Jesus meant when He said the last will be first. True joy means giving up our rights and preferences and serving everyone else.

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