Monday is for Discussion
“Everybody knows, that with the right personality, the right music, the right location, and the right schedule you can grow a church without anybody really knowing what doctrinal commitments sustain it, if any.”
Which is why John Piper writes, “. . . the older I get, the less impressed I am with flashy successes and enthusiasms that are not truth-based.” (John Piper, Counted Righteous in Christ, both quotes are from page 22)
- How important is rich-doctrinal truth to your personal devotion to Christ?
- How important is it to your small group fellowship?
- How important and prominent is it in your worship service?
Many of the problems that I run into in consulting with young church planters and other pastors often boil down to this, the congregation doesn’t know the basis of their hope in Christ. They have no doctrinal depth. They have an emotional attachment to Christ with little substantive thought about what it means to belong to Christ.