Read Revelation 3:1-6
“To the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The One who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars says: I know your
works; you have a reputation for being alive, but you are dead.’” Revelation 3:1 (HCSB)
Your church is evaluated every week. The first time guests who visit have an opinion about your church. The senior adults who attend have convictions about the life and ministry of your congregation. The young families have some thoughts as well as the youth. The community in which your church is located also has something that comes to mind when they think of your church.
These opinions are varied and may have some merit. The opinion, or rather judgment, that matters most is the one offered by Jesus, the Head of the church. Jesus has some thoughts concerning your congregation, and the road to revitalization begins with seeking Jesus’ view of your church.
How does your congregation’s perception of your church’s effectiveness differ from the perspective of Jesus?