Can This Happen in a Church of Christ?

What happens when a local church forgets to evangelize the lost? What happens when the saints of a local church are not convicted? What happens when preaching is weak? What happens when parents do not instill spiritual values in their children? What happens when corrective discipline is not practiced? What happens when complacency replaces commitment? What happens when leaders fail to lead? What happens when brotherly love does not exist?

Those questions and many more like them need our serious meditation. The consequences of each question are nothing short of disastrous. Churches where these conditions exist often go through the motions and “hold a form of godliness...having denied the power thereof” (2 Timothy 3:5). Usually when one symptom exists, others are not too far behind. Therefore, we need to avoid any and all of these symptoms at all costs. This church cannot afford to be weary in every good work (Matthew 5:16; Galatians 6:9).

Come on brethren! SEE what needs to be seen. DO what needs to be done. Think on the things of God. Seek His kingdom. “Arise, let us be going” (Matthew 26:46). “Let us rise up and build” (Nehemiah 2:18).