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Instead of living the abundant, fruitful life that Jesus promised, some Christians are living in a quagmire of slumber and defeat.
New York City pastor Carter Conlon says in his new book, It’s Time to Pray, that never have believers had so many resources, tools and places to fellowship as they do in today’s society, yet in the abundance of these things, Christians have never been more ineffective and lukewarm in their faith.
“We are rich and have need of nothing,” Conlon says. “In many ways, Revelation Chapter 3 describes the church in America. ‘I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.’ There is an abundance of Bibles to choose from—different translations, different study notes and even designer covers. Some homes have multiple Bibles lying around—but how often are they opened? We can go online or to a bookstore and get all kinds of resources that help guide us in our daily walk. And yet, we are largely still living with one foot in the Spirit and one foot in the flesh. There are megachurches on almost every corner in our communities, but we are more disconnected from one another than we have ever been.” Continue reading…