I could never be content with a church that was made up of believers only. God longs for the “lost to be found.” Not only should the lost be found, the found should be discipled. Success, to me, is not just more people but fully devoted people who are different, sanctified, set apart, holy.
While PCC is not a 1000 member church, our current attendance puts us larger than 85% of the churches in America. Okay. That’s good. But I’ve also seen people in our church family who had been with us for years, and in spite of our record attendance, falling into major sins such as immorality, uncleanness, gossip, slander, idolatry, false doctrine, envy & jealously, and others. It’s one thing to get people to church, but it’s a another thing to get people into Christ.
I’m asking God to take our church family into a deeper place of knowledge and commitment to Christ. I am weary of lazy, apathetic, carnally-minded Christians who are unfruitful and unproductive. These backsliders in heart usually don’t last, and most of them are gone. The Word of God, like a winnowing fork, separates the wheat from the chaff. Of those who are with us today, most are very sincere in their devotion to Christ and anxious to grow.
I think we are on the verge of a major spiritual breakthrough at PCC...
Oh God, make it so.