Hundreds of others have. He’s one hell of a guy… while he’s around.
According to sermonillistrations.com, people like Harry make up 85 percent of many church memberships. Which doesn’t bode well for those churches, because Harry’s habit is to start but not finish.
If you’re a church builder with longevity I’m certain you’ll agree that people like Harry, who hop from church to church to church… to church to church to church, are as irritating as this sentence right?
“Hey Satan, where’ve you been?” says God. “Umm, church hopping.”
Satan’s syndrome in Job 1:7 was wandering to and fro in a state of spiritual homelessness, which is the antithesis of the kingdom principle of PLANTING.
Those who are planted in the house of the Lord Shall flourish in the courts of our God ~ Psalm 92:13
PLANTED! Planted is a power word. It means to be fixed and established. Permanent. Steadfast. Immovable. Like a tree, the timeless symbol of stability. Kingdom advance and generational momentum is built only on that.
Not convinced? So when was the last time you saw a tree uproot itself and wander down the road to frolic in alternative habitats? You don’t see that. And you won’t see that. So Harry, if you’ve got a problem believing the Bible, believe nature.
God won’t build his house on slippery saints. He builds on sons who stay – sons who are faithful, son who believe AND belong, sons who are planted FOR LIFE.
Oh, there remains a place for Harry too. Providing he humbles himself, stops hopping and heads home. It’s called the pathway of the Prodigal Son Luke 15:11-31. Great ending, but a pig of a journey.
Disclaimer: Not intended for all the non-hopping Harry’s out there.