If you leave the church service thinking about how good the pastor was, he has missed the mark. If you leave consumed with Christ, the pastor has been used by the Lord.
The Bible is owned, read on occasion, even taken to church-but not studied.
Maybe you've attended church for five, ten, or even twenty years, but you've never cracked open the Bible to prepare yourself for effectiveness as His instrument. You've been under the Word, but not in it for yourself.
Woodrow Kroll is dead-on in his assessment of the church's lack of engagement with the Word.
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