A great post here on the healthy disciple and the healthy church… Very powerful testimony and admonishment that took guts, humility and passion to declare.
Remember on both sides…
A healthy disciple and/or “healthy church is one who increasingly reflects the character of God as His character is revealed in His word.” -Mark Dever
Jesus Christ is the healer and the one who is able to restore and the disciple and the church. He is able to save the lost and any who would call on His name.
By His Grace. Through His Glory. For His Glory.
Thanks E.A. Love for sharing your thoughts with us. I just had to repost this for those with similar questions, pain, and frustrations.
I left First Baptist Church just over three years ago. I had had enough. I was tired of inefficient committees. I was tired of worship wars. I was tired of what I perceived as passive leadership. I was tired of the infighting. I was tired…of the church. To be clear, I was not just tired of FBC; rather, I was tired of the institutional church. I grew up at a rural Baptist church in central Missouri that, while smaller, operated much like FBC, the first church I’d really planted myself in as an adult. A bit of history might be helpful here; there are more good memories associated with the church I grew up in than I can recount, but I most closely associate it with the tumult and upheaval that prompted my family’s exit. It’s probable that the sour taste in my mouth left over from that negative experience…
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