"What these sermons have done for me has been to change my life—forever.
I have been in and out of churches all my life and found (most) of them to be large social clubs. I walked in and out of church doors a thousand times with nothing more than perhaps a smile or handshake from someone assigned to do so. Almost no phone calls (even though I filled out the cards), no follow-up, nothing. I thought 'if these are God's people, how are they any different than the rest of the world?'
The thought that naturally followed was that, if God's love and leadership of his people made no real impression on them as far as earnestly seeking the lost, perhaps the entire entity of religion was nothing more than wishful thinking. And, if I felt that way in His holy place, I wondered how many thousands of others had walked in and out of those doors, unconvinced, unwelcomed, unnoticed, perhaps never to return?.
But listening to Alistair has convicted me and convinced me in a way that I have never felt before, despite my disappointment in the Churches I have attended. I now know that it is not up to someone else and that I am the one that is to go to work for God, whether I go alone or with others. And for this, the opening of my stubborn heart and eyes, I will be eternally grateful."
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