As Jesus journeyed to the cross and beyond, he had to be sure of one thing. Everything—his life, his ministry, his sacrifices—rested on this one thing. Jesus had to be sure that his twelve disciples were ready to step up their spiritual game.
There’s good news and bad news when it comes to church renewal. First, the good news. It’s going to be simpler to address than you thought. Next, the bad news. You won’t find the answers, or even the source of the decline, in any of the most obvious places.