Something to Celebrate

October 24, 2007

The independent Christian churches have had a couple of great decades. From an article at the Christian Standard:

According to The New York Times, the Christian churches were the second-fastest-growing movement in America in the ’90s. Twenty years ago we had fewer than 10 churches that averaged 1,000 in attendance. Last year Christian Standard listed 117 averaging more than 1,000. There are eight churches exceeding 5,000! Some ridicule large churches and try to paint them all with a shallow brush, but those 117 churches baptized more than 20,000 people last year. If the angels of Heaven rejoice when one sinner comes to repentance, that’s reason for us to celebrate. (excerpted from Bob Russell’s closing sermon at the North American Christian Convention in Kansas City, July 6)

I would say that is something to celebrate. Let’s celebrate with them!

One comment

  1. Hear, hear!

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