Karl Vaters: Great Churches Don’t Give People What They Want

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Henry Ford famously said “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”

Today, if you were to ask the average pastor what they want, most would probably say “a bigger church.”

And if you asked the average Christian what they want, they might say “a church that meets my and my family’s needs.”

In other words, we want a faster horse. More of what we already have.

What Does Jesus Want?

The truth is, we don’t need the bigger churches that most pastors want, or the more accommodating churches that many Christians want.

We don’t need a faster horse, we need something else entirely.

We need a church that does what Jesus wants. No matter what size it is, or how (un)comfortable it makes us feel.

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Source: Christianity Today