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Bibs & Aprons

I recently came across these thoughts and I couldn’t get them off my mind:

Every church needs her members to wear aprons, not bibs.

Bibs are for people who only want to be fed.
Bibs are for those who are not yet ready or willing to feed themselves.
Bibs are for those who are more interested in being served than in serving.
Bibs are for those who insist that the church exists for them and their needs.
Bibs are for babes in the faith, those who haven’t caught God’s vision for the church, or those who are not yet of the faith.

Aprons are for those who have a heart to serve others in Jesus’ name.

Aprons are for those who know that they are the church.
Aprons are for those who don’t mind getting their hands dirty.
Aprons are for those who take the time daily to feed their spiritual hunger.
Aprons are for those who are growing in faith, and hunger to help others grow.

Church growth consultant Win Arn interviewed thousands of Christians in America several years ago and asked them, what they thought the church existed for. Eighty-eight percent said, “The church exists to serve my needs and the needs of my family.”
In other words, 88% of Christians in America are still wearing bibs.
—author unknown

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