Here’s a snippet from Chapter 7: The Church Hop:

n176700893_30146934_2110Do not fall into the temptation of becoming a spiritual couch potato.  If you have ever uttered the words concerning church, “I just didn’t get that much out of it,” you have totally missed the point.  As a part of the church, you are meant to give yourself away.  It’s interesting that so many people want a church that solely supplies good information.

I had many friends in college who would come back from services and said, “I just wasn’t fed today.”  When people make statements like that, they are referring to someone giving solid, “meaty” teaching.  When Jesus talked about getting “fed,” it’s very interesting to note that he spoke of doing the will of his Father as his food (John 4:34).  He never equated spiritual nutrition with hearing the Word but rather doing the Word.

While you need to find a local church to which you can belong and where you can grow, you must find a place to serve in ministry.  While you may not feel that you have that much to contribute, you must understand that Christ has gifted you specifically to meet a need in a local church as a member of the Body of Christ.

Leading up to the time around when I get to release Freshman 15, I wanted to provide you a snippet every day for 15 days at 15:00 in the afternoon.

Travis Agnew is a Christian, husband, father, pastor, author, blogger, and religion instructor.