I saw a church sign the other day and when I read it I really couldn't believe what it said. Now let me preface this with the fact that this has nothing to do with that church, and everything to do with "The Church". Us the body of believers. Here is what it said:
"Come Sunday to hear the word of God preached"
What really sort of struck me to the core is why do people have to go to a church building on a Sunday to hear the word of God preached? Now, I know that being apart of a local bible believing church is a must for discipleship to happen, and hopefully they are preaching the word; but why do we as a society (for the majority) look to Sunday the way a trucker looks at a truck stop. We come in on an empty tank, get filled up, maybe get a cup of coffee and then go back to our every day living for self life. We are the salt and light of the earth, every person we have any sort of meaningful relationship with should hear the word of God preached as we sharpen one another.
Jesus told us to go and make disciples. Point blank, that is what we are here for. He didn't say go and invite people to church (which is a great thing) so they could hear the word preached. He said as we go we are to make disciples, and apart from the word this is impossible. The way I see it, if the body of believers begins to truly take hold of the great commission then people would come to church on Sunday to become equipped to preach the word of God. Not just to hear it.