As disciples of Jesus we must look upward and outward, not inward. If we become insular we will die. The Dead Sea holds a great lesson for us. Nothing lives in the Dead Sea except bacteria and other organisms. Yet there are 153 rivers and streams of fresh water flowing into it, including the Jordan River. All that fresh water and life flows into it and dies, because it has nowhere to go. The Dead Sea doesn’t have a single outlet. This is a lesson for every denomination, church, and Christian. Without an active and effective outlet for your faith you too will become stagnant and die. – Paul Hattaway
This is a great wake up call. Inward focus and not outward focus will pollute our souls and we will die. Wake up church!