Stop dating the church quotes
Harris writes, "I guess you could say [he] was two-timing." The writer argues that not being fully committed to one church for the ling haul cheats yourself, your church community, and your world.Josh says the world is cheated because the church is the primary means through history to carry the gospel.
Though the title suggests its target reader is “church-daters”, Christians who are serving faithfully in a church will also find this book insightful. Don’t read this out loud or I will twist your head off.” (Adapted from [Jan., 1999], p.Perhaps this was because Paul intended for it to be circulated among several of the churches in Asia Minor. This book is about our relationship with the local church, and the author shared with the readers his personal experiences as he delivered his message of getting committed to a local church.For Christians who do not see the need to settle down in a church, or even attend a church, there is a chapter devoted to explain “why we really need the local church”.He says, “This is my third book on relationships, but it’s unlike any of my previous books…this book is about how you should relate to the family of God” (page 12).
In Failing to commit to the church, we cheat ourselves, we cheat our church community and we cheat the world.
I’ve bought multiple copies to give away.”–Mike Neglia; Cork, Ireland“Josh Harris does an excellent job of addressing our impulse to church hop.”–Garrett Watkins; Atlanta, Georgia“When our family was in the midst of a transition, Why Church Matters helped us find the right local church.
It will do the same for you.”–Andrew Hall; Ilderton, Ontario Previously published as Stop Dating the Church “Christians belong in churches–the only places where we can thrive and grow spiritually. We were never meant to live our faith in isolation.
In this honest, personal, and practical book, Joshua Harris shows you why it’s time to say yes to church and how to find the right one for you–the place where you can fall in love with the family of God.
Includes: What you miss when you miss church Ten questions to ask before you join How to get more out of the best day of the week What Readers are Saying:“This book shows the place of great honor that church holds in Christ’s heart and encourages us to value what He values.
Church daters go to Church because they are supposed to, but are careful so they do not get to close to anyone.