I have been reminded recently that if we believe that there’s a problem in our churches, the first place we have to look is ourselves. Yes, we are to be training others, helping those in faults, etc., but our first response should be to examine ourselves.
Where are we in our Christian life? Have we fallen victim to the dictatorship of the routine? Do we do things just because we have always done them? Is the Word of God fresh or boring? Do we have joy or are we just surviving on past accomplishments? Have we “arrived” or are we still pressing on toward the mark?