Warren assumes that the primary purpose of Sunday morning church services is to reach out to unbelievers (see p. 243). In the New Testament, however, the reason the church gathers is for worship and equipping (Eph. 4:11-16; Acts 2:37-47). Evangelism is to primarily take place in the believer's life context ("as you go"Matt. 28:18-20) rather than being the main focus of the Sunday worship service.
Thank you for pointing that out Becky, i've been screaming it at the top of my lungs for years to a congregation and leadership that wants to play games about "Felt needs" (= fiction), when their real needs are to be equipped to carry out the mandates of the great commission.
posted on 11/08/2003 7:44:07 AM PST
(I have come here to kick @$$ and chew bubblegum...and I'm all outta bubblegum! ~Roddy Piper)
i've been screaming it at the top of my lungs for years to a congregation and leadership that wants to play games about "Felt needs"
Why do you stick around?
posted on 11/09/2003 4:08:36 PM PST
(Milquetoast Q. Whitebread is alive!)
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