"The church is supposed to be a hospital for the hurting, not a museum for the saved."
- Evangelist and author Wendell Winkler
I quoted the above quote in a sermon message, and received the following comment on a connection card after the service:
"How can we stop being a museum? Seek the lost. It's simply obedience. So why don't we? Certainly not because we can't, but rather because we hide behind our pride, refusing to recognize our identity as sinners, and this cripples our understanding of grace. If we could admit that we are sinners, we would experience the fullness and transformative power of God's grace and we wouldn't be able to shut up about it."
I couldn't have said it better - makes me almost proud to be a pastor!