Thursday, October 29, 2015

Do You Have a Zombie Church?

There are Zombie churches among us. Undead churches where undead persons feast. Where genuine life has been lost, and in its place is something … scary. Lifeless.

For those of you unfamiliar with them, zombies are dead corpses that imitate life. They are infected, living dead, and they feed off the living. Zombies act like they are alive, but they are not. Zombie churches might not look any different from healthy churches, but they are missing one key ingredient: life.

Jesus is the source of life. When we get disconnected from Jesus and what He is doing in the world around us, we become disconnected from life. Just because a church loses its connection doesn’t mean it closes its doors.

Think of zombie churches as churches that have been infected. They are contagious. Instead of offering people a real, transforming relationship with the Creator of the universe, they offer hollow rituals and pointless routines. All the motions seem right, but something is missing. Read more

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