Followers of Christ
Now the other chair should be full of the people who are mature, who are deep, who are full court followers of Christ, who can go coast to coast. If these people are doing what they should be doing, they’re inviting their friends who are far away from God to the table, they’re walking through the doors of the church, they’re sitting at the table, they’re feeding on the bread of life, and you have this gorgeous ecosystem going on. You have a balanced table.
So a third should be far away from God, a third should be brand new believers, a third should be those who are mature followers of Christ.
In Luke chapter 15 Jesus tells the stories of three different situations. The first situation he talks about is a shepherd who is searching for his sheep. You see, he had these sheep and he was missing one and Jesus said the shepherd stopped everything, he dropped everything just to go search for that one sheep that was lost.
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