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Excerpt from Quit Going to Church
I pray for you to quit going to church . . . and start being the church.
I pray you will quit saying your prayers . . . and make it a habit instead to keep company with God.
I pray you will quit sharing your faith . . . and share your life.
I pray for you to quit tithing and replace the “ten percent way” of the law with the “hundred percent way” of Jesus.
I pray that you will quit volunteering . . . and start exercising your gifts with greater effectiveness and enjoyment in God’s service.
I pray that you will quit being nice . . . and be real instead.
I pray for you to quit fellowshipping and start partying.
I pray that you will give up all attempts to be good and instead focus on one thing—the better thing—of daily dwelling in Jesus’ presence.
I pray that you will quit enjoying worship and inspiring yourself in worship . . . and instead focus your worship on making God happy.
And, finally, I pray that you will quit camping out in the center of God’s will and instead be courageous and full of faith, boldly embracing uncertainty and trusting God for the results.
– Bob Hostetler
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