A Church that Disciples

I recently read the story about a preacher who was standing at the door shaking hands as the congregation departed. Suddenly he grabbed one man by the hand and pulled him aside.

The preacher said to him, “You need to join the Army of the Lord!”

The man replied, “I’m already in the Army of the Lord, Preacher.”

The preacher questioned, “How come I don’t see you except for Christmas and Easter?”

He whispered back, “I’m in the secret service.”

All too often we think that Church is something we attend, a performance that we enjoy, or an organization we belong to. However God’s intention for the Church is to be a family we belong to, a cause we embrace and a salvation that we live out.

A father and son arrived in a small western town looking for an uncle whom they had never seen. Suddenly, the father, pointing across the square to a man who was walking away from them, exclaimed, “There goes my uncle!”

His son asked, “How do you know when you have not seen him before?” The fathers response is telling, “Son, I know him because he walks exactly like my father.”

“The most significant contribution we make in life, is the passing of our faith to the next generation.” we do that by being a disciple of Jesus Christ and leading others by our lifestyle, our conversation, and our actions.


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