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Dr. Ray Pritchard Christian Blog and Commentary

When Jesus Comes to Church

  • Dr. Ray Pritchard
    Dr. Ray Pritchard is the president of Keep Believing Ministries, in Internet-based ministry serving Christians in 225 countries. He is the author of 29 books, including Stealth Attack, Fire and Rain, Credo, The ABCs of Christmas, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, An Anchor for the Soul and Why Did This Happen to Me? Ray and Marlene, his wife of 39 years, have three sons-Josh, Mark and Nick, two daughters-in-law--Leah and Vanessa, and four grandchildren grandsons: Knox, Eli, Penny and Violet. His hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, and anything related to the Civil War.
  • 2012 Feb 04
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If Jesus visited your church, what would he say about it?

Would he be impressed by the things that impress others?
Would he comment on your buildings?
Would he mention the size of the congregation?
Would he notice how much money was given last week?
Would he feel like an outsider?

Pastors always feel a bit nervous when someone says, “I visited your church last Sunday and . . ."
It’s what comes after the “and” that worries us.

What if Jesus himself dropped by?
Would the pastor wish he had worked harder on his sermon? (The answer is yes.)

What if Jesus himself dropped by?

Many years ago John Stott wrote a fine little book called What Christ Thinks of the Church based on the letters to the seven churches in Revelation 2-3. The book itself is excellent, but it is the title that catches our attention.

What does Jesus think about the church?
What does he think about the church you attend?

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