I used to say that the Church in America needs to go out of business. But now I believe that the best thing that could possibly happen to the church in America is for it to just lay down and die.
Seriously? Just die.
Jesus was pretty clear that no one could possibly follow Him unless they first took up their cross daily and died to themselves. That’s what the Church needs to do. She needs to die.
We all know you can have better worship bands and still not have Christ in your midst. You can also have a great preacher and still not have Jesus at the center.
So, that’s why we all need to die. So that Christ can live in us and resurrect us from within.
As a wise man once said, “unless the Lord builds the house, the laborers toil in vain.”
If our churches in America would honestly lay down everything they have been clinging to and die to their old ways, then the power of Christ which is made perfect in weakness would be released within us. The resurrection of the Church would begin. And this nation, and the people of God, would be empowered to live surrendered lives of service to one another and the world.