>Decorate the Foyer While the Ship Sinks?

>Again, as I laugh at this 1963 comic, it is mixed with a sigh as I think of pastors and other church leaders who are so beset by “gardening committees” that they struggle to find time and energy to focus on the Biblical mandates for the church.

“Oh, yes, pastor; let’s make everything look pretty so our visitors (who we will never invite) are impressed! We’ll buy the plants, and dig the holes, and we’ll form a watering committee…what? Excuse me? No, I don’t have time to attend a Bible study/prayer meeting/ or to take a meal to a shut-in.”


Author: Jack Hager

Jesus invaded my life shortly after my arrest at age 26. I spent the first few years of my new life incarcerated. Went to Bible school after parole; have served with Kansas City Youth For Christ, Headwaters Christian Youth (Rhinelander, Wi), Family Life Ministries (Bath, NY), and now with Midland Ministries (Saint Joseph, Mo). Married with four children, work with youth, adults, inmates. Heavily involved in Bible quizzing for four decades. Narrow minded about Jesus and the gospel; fairly open minded about most other things. Speak in churches, camps (both teen and family), civic groups, public schools, Christian schools and colleges...amazed I get to do what I get to do....favorite verse Romans 15.13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that you, by the power of the Holy Spirit, may overflow with hope."

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