in our group bible study (a boisterous and interactive affair) last wednesday night, i received a gratifying yet humbling compliment–one of the greatest i’ve ever received.
we were studying 2 peter 2, where he warns the church about “bold and arrogant” teachers. the conversation turned to the superstar model (where fellowships are built on the personality and charisma of the leader) of contemporary churches.
a lady who has been worshiping with us for many years (almost from the outset) said…
“in the beginning, our church was about you. now, our church is about us.”
i do believe they are starting to get it.