July 10, 2013
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The mark Jesus gave His followers was what? "By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have the right belief system?"
Churches must make outsiders feel welcome. Last week, we began to look at the subject of the appeal -- or lack thereof -- of the church in general. We can accept the lie that people are not interested in our church because "these are the last days".
I recently received a very alarming statistic. In a 10-mile radius from our church, I am told by researchers that 80 percent of the populace does not attend church on any given Sunday.