“Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ.” (Acts 5:42)
75% of Americans profess Christianity. 25% Cultural Christians (Christians by name only) 25% Congregational Christians (attend church but don’t practice faith) 25% Convictional Christians (attend church and live their faith)
“Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:25)
The Bible knows nothing of solitary religion. (John Wesley)
Satan presents other options to distract us from devotion.
#1 temptation to raising children as Christ-followers and church participants is athletic games and practices.
We can’t be the devoted church until we take a stand and become counter-cultural.
Too often the church has been seen as a mere collection of saved souls. (Howard Snyder, The Community of the King)