Letters to the Church

by Francis Chan     |     Book Summary


Author: Francis Chan
Publisher: David C. Cook
Date: 2018
Pages: 218

Book Summary of Letters to the Church by Francis Chan


The church today seems quite different from the churches we read about in the New Testament. Revelation reminds us to get more serious about the church as we repent of misunderstanding God’s intentions for His people. The Western church is struggling, but Jesus cares deeply about His bride.

We need an urgency about the health of the church. We must strive with everything within us to treat the church as sacred again. We have been commanded to be healthy, Christ-exalting people of God. We can’t accept anything less.

What’s wrong with churches in the West? Many churches have become consumeristic and “human-centered” (p. 53). While heavenly beings marvel at the church, “many on earth yawn” (p. 44). Though probably unintentional, many Christians have traded a vigorous, biblical Christianity for one where people simply show up, get entertained, and critique the services.

Rather than remain this way, God calls us to repent. He calls us to serve together with joy, humility, and forgiveness. Jesus is coming, and He has given us “the strongest warning ever” (p. 195) in the book of Revelation. Today, the church must heed Christ’s call to repent and walk by the Spirit in faithful obedience to His Word.





Letters to the Church

by Francis Chan

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Letters to the Church by Francis Chan

AuthorFrancis Chan
PublisherDavid C. Cook
Date2018
Pages218


Overview:

The church today seems quite different from the churches we read about in the New Testament. Revelation reminds us to get more serious about the church as we repent of misunderstanding God’s intentions for His people. The Western church is struggling, but Jesus cares deeply about His bride.

We need an urgency about the health of the church. We must strive with everything within us to treat the church as sacred again. We have been commanded to be healthy, Christ-exalting people of God. We can’t accept anything less.

What’s wrong with churches in the West? Many churches have become consumeristic and “human-centered” (p. 53). While heavenly beings marvel at the church, “many on earth yawn” (p. 44). Though probably unintentional, many Christians have traded a vigorous, biblical Christianity for one where people simply show up, get entertained, and critique the services.

Rather than remain this way, God calls us to repent. He calls us to serve together with joy, humility, and forgiveness. Jesus is coming, and He has given us “the strongest warning ever” (p. 195) in the book of Revelation. Today, the church must heed Christ’s call to repent and walk by the Spirit in faithful obedience to His Word.