Monday Morning Insight has a great post about Erwin McManus stating how people today are into church for themselves instead of forthe task of adding to the Kingdom. Here’s a blurb and a link:
In a recent article in Christian Today, Erwin McManus contends that the reason why churches are declining in America is because they are self-centered. “My primary assessment would be because American Christians tend to be incredibly self-indulgent so they see the church as a place there for them to meet their needs and to express faith in a way that is meaningful for them…there is almost no genuine compassion or urgency about serving and reaching people who don’t know Christ.”
A couple years ago, we did a Purpose Driven Life series at church. We even had the words “It’s Not About Me” on the wall. Truth is – it’s not about me (or us). It’s about God. We shouldn’t be going to church to fulfill our own tastes and desires. It’s about bringing people to Christ and adding to the Kingdom. God doesn’t care what church we went to or what type of worship we liked better. How we lived our lives and whose lives we’ve affected are what will matter when we start walking toward the bright light at the end of the tunnel.