Jesus once told a parable about the Kingdom of God and concluded by saying, “That’s what I mean when I say, ‘Many get invited; only a few make it.’” Matt. 22:14 (MSG) Over thirty-five years ago a good friend of mine told me, “In the future the Church in the USA will be much smaller but will have more dedicated disciples of Jesus.” At the time the Mega-Church movement was just really booming and I questioned his sense of things. I now know he was right. There is a shrinking number of people dedicated to following Christ in the USA. The number is growing rapidly. A Pew Research Study indicated that “there are more religiously unaffiliated Americans (23 percent) than Catholics (21 percent) and mainline Protestants (15 percent).” Striking isn’t it?

What would you do to become a disciple of Jesus? I mean what would it take for you to really want to follow the path Jesus laid out for people? What is missing in the American Church today that needs to be there or what is there that is driving people away? Are we better off without Christianity – would a truly secular society be better? And if it would be better, where would we find common ground for ethics and standards? These are questions I have.

I would like to see more people among the laity willing to dedicate some real consequential quality time to becoming stronger disciples in the home, workplace, school, and their personal sphere of influence.

Time is a big issue – people are spread so thin – so this is another factor we face. Yet, we find the time for things we love to do. Help me out here. I am looking for your feedback and thoughts. Message me – reply – share your thoughts and…

Be Well…


About Denny Meyer

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1 Response to SHRINKING

  1. Time, Time, Time, it all comes down to that. There are only so many ticks on the clock for us and we waist too much of it on unimportant things. I did not feel I had the time to go to church for a while, then we started going regularly again and guess what I had the time. Then it was adding sunny school and wow, that found time too. Can I do more, absolutely, and I should do more. Family and Faith are not at the center of my life the way they should be but I am working to put them back there. Less about work and stress more about Wife, Kids and God. Thanks for the message it helps.

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