(CHRISTIAN POST) – Pastor Steve Poe believes that the destructive patterns currently visible in the Church – from pastors falling due to sexual impropriety to a widespread lack of discipleship – are the result of bad habits. Thus, for the Body of Christ to thrive, it must identify and break free from these patterns and replace them with God-honoring habits.
“The Church has been lulled to sleep,” Poe told The Christian Post. “Probably at the fault of the clergy, we’ve been hearing a feel-good gospel. Everyone has become apathetic and indifferent, and we don’t want to do the work it takes to take on the nature of Christ.”
He added: “As pastors, we’ve got to be willing to call people out and say, ‘Look, if you’re serious about wanting the life Christ has for you, you’ve got to do the work. You’ve got to take these bad habits and replace them with good ones. It’s a discipleship issue that the Church must address.”
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