A CHURCH’S MISSION DRIVES ITS MORALE
John Polak in his book, The Future in Past Tense, says: "A study of the history of the people of God reveals an interesting fact--the wellbeing of the believing community was directly proportional to their obedience to God’s mission for them. When the people of God have a sense of mission, things go well and the church is strong and healthy. When the church becomes introverted and loses its desire to minister in Christ’s name to those who are in need, problems set in."
"When the church expends itself for the sake of others, it becomes healthy and grows."
(From a sermon by Ray Ellis, "Dream No Small Dreams" 1/25/2009)
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