“Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20).
There’s a story among church circles that in the 1890’s there was a small Baptist church in Mayfield County, Kentucky.
The church had two deacons who were constantly arguing and bickering over some issue or another. One of them put up a small wooden peg on the back wall so the pastor could hang up his hat. When the other deacon discovered the peg, he was outraged.
“How dare you put a peg in the church wall without first consulting me!”
The people in the church took sides and the congregation eventually split.
Today, the residents of Mayfield County still refer to the two churches as Peg Baptist Church and the Anti-Peg Baptist Church.
While this may be a silly and sad story, it speaks to the tragedy of what happens when churches forget the reason and the purpose for why she exists – Jesus Christ.
It is way too easy to get distracted by secondary and tirtiary issues like politics, gun control, masks, vaccines, and a host of other issues for which Christians who love Jesus can have differing opinions.
Should the church split and get occupied in secondary and tirtiary issues while ignoring the call to proclaim Jesus as Lord and Savior to a world who does not know him, what a crying shame that would be.
It’s all about Jesus. The Little Church and Lakewoodgrace exists to Make Disciples of Jesus Christ and Grow Faithful Disciples of Jesus Christ who share Christ’s love with all people.
It’s all about Jesus.
That’s the main thing.
Little Church and Lakewoodgrace, keep the main thing the main thing.