In Matt. 28:19 the disciples were commanded to “Go make disciples”. This does not mean for us to invite them to our building to worship with us as is being practice by many congregations. Large magnificent building are built for the purpose of attracting people. We need to go back to the “Go” in making disciples. A lot more preachers and missionaries could be supported if some congregations would do with less grandeur.
Another area we need to go back to is in the area of benevolence. Paul made benevolence a secondary mission of the NT church. It seems the only time we see the church as a whole get excited about benevolence is when there are disasters from hurricanes or earthquakes. However the sending of a few dollars to help a Christian family is ignored. I have come to believe some of the difference is grandeur. Just my two cents. Late but…..