The Church cannot afford to Sleep

Posted by Al Hathaway Thursday, March 24, 2011

"Let us not be like others, who are asleep."

1 Thessalonians 5:6

People who isolate themselves and walk alone are very likely to grow drowsy. Isolation is the opposite of community. The church has grown weaker by its sense of isolation from the problems, issues and concerns of the people in their neighborhoods. Too many churches are vacant and inactive during the week. Too many of its leaders and members are isolated from the troubles people face within the shadows of their cathedrals.

We are not suppose to be asleep to the hopelessness, dismay, and apathy of our community. We are to be the beacon of hope, a signal that better days are coming, and a safe harbor for those in trouble.

When have you talked to someone other than your immediate friends, co-workers, or family?

Take the time to speak to the people in the community of your church and you will be amazed what they are feeling and thinking.

The church, its members and leaders must not be asleep to the needs of our neighbors.

Our mission is to be awake and to wake up the world that the Savior has come and is available to them.

It's by keeping good company that you stay alert, refreshed and encouraged to make quicker progress in your journey towards God's promise.

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