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There is no Plan B

Close Your Rings



Matthew 28:18-20, Psalm 2:8, Exodus 3:10, 1 Samuel 16:1 , Ezekiel 2:3, Matthew 10:16, John 20:21, Acts 26:17, Ephesians 6: 22, 1 Corinthians 4:17


"My grandfather rode a camel, my father rode a camel, I drive a Mercedes, my son drives a land rover, and my grandson is going to drive a land rover; but my great-grandson is going to ride a camel. Hard times create strong men, strong men create good times, good times create weak men, and weak men create hard times." Sheikh of Dubai

Death is decay from too much weight.
Atrophy is decay from too little weight.

"Religion is the highest attainment of man but the Church is not on the job and is dying in both the city and the country." J Adams Oakes. Boston University, 1911.

Questions we need to ask:
Who are you eating with?
Are people at your house?
Are you intentional with your conversations?
Are you praying for things other than self & health?

Discussion Questions

How does the concept of atrophy in the Church challenge traditional understandings of its decline?

What implications does this have for your approach to revitalizing and strengthening the Church?

In what ways can you embrace and fulfill the responsibility that Jesus placed upon you as an individual to love others well?

How can you align your priorities and actions more closely with Jesus' perspective?

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