Sunday, July 27, 2014

E. Stanley Jones' dangerous prayer suggestion for the gathered church

E. Stanley Jones... always timely, incurably ahead of his time..wrote in 1970:

Suppose on Sunday morning ten minutes were set aside for the [congregation] to listen to God, listen to what God would say in answer to the question, 'What would you have us as individuals and as a collective body to do?'  Then have a church meeting to prayerfully listen to the suggestions that emerge.  It would bring a sense of expectancy into the Sunday morning service.  Now we listen to a sermon from man and leave it at that. And that is the result--it is left at that, nothing happens. -The Reconstruction of the Church: On What Pattern? p, 133

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