Spiritually Dead

So, a long while ago I saved a link to a blog by Pastor Mark Driscoll, the lead pastor of Mars Hill church in Seattle and I meant to write something about it a long time ago, but never did. So, here I am today finally doing just that. Here is his blog and I recommend you read it because it is a well written blog and I am only going to comment on it briefly.

Pastor Mark refers to the book of Revelations where Jesus is addressing the issues of the church in Sardis. Through the letter to Sardis Jesus talks about some issues that are applicable to both the church and individuals to see where you heart truly lies. Pastor Mark pulled out five signs that you or your church are spiritually dead. This was a gut check to me so I wanted to share it all with you.

Here are the signs, check out his blog for more information on each one. If you or your church is struggling with any of these issues, then now is the time to do something about it.

1. You treat your faith like a routine, not a ritual.

2. You’re not passionate about Jesus.

3. You treat your faith like a have-to and not a get-to.

4. You’ve closed your eyes to Jesus’ mission.

5. You’d rather see your church die then grow and change.


It’s a short blog so please go check it out.

2 thoughts on “Spiritually Dead”

    1. I completely agree. My childhood church went through a phase of that and as soon as they realized that change was the only thing they could do or they would gradually die. Within recent months they have been filled with more passion about reaching out to the community that it is truly exciting!

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