Be effective not just busy.
There are churches today that wish to become spiritual fly paper. While they bring many people into the knowledge of the Gospel and up to the gateway of salvation. Few are willing to graduate their flock into the world to truly serve God. More time is spent in bureaucratic meetings then evangelizing Christ. While some serve by doing good works, others through bible study, most edify themselves in all manner of vain activities. They’re busy places but lack significant “spiritual heat.”
If you have reached a point in your life where you understand:
- God is God
- The Bible is True
- Christ is who he says he is
Then it’s time for you to do the will of Christ who saved you! Organized worship is essential, fellowship with True Christians should be a comfort in a cruel world, but there comes a time when you need to “Go tell it on the mountain!”
The 12 apostles stayed with Christ while he was on the earth but after he ascended they went their own ways spreading the good news. Evangelism is not for everyone, but there is not a single one of us that can’t do more to serve the kingdom of God. Let us not be confused. A building can be a Church, but a Church is more than a building. If more time and effort is spent in that building than serving Christ in the world. You’re just a modern day idolater.
If we look at Jesus instructions, and specifically the rebuke of the seven churches in the book of Revelation. We can see the kind of church that Christ favors most is the church of Philadelphia. In fact it is the only type of church that will pass though tribulation unscathed.