Death Precedes Life

Michael Wallenmeyer on how change in the church can often be painful, but needed:

Here is what the gospel tells me, death precedes life. The good news of the cross is that Jesus was willing to go through the pain so that others could experience new life. My greatest hope and desire is that this same gospel truth is at work in our church.  God is always reforming His church, and sometimes reformation means something dying for God’s glory.

(Read the whole article, "Missional Pain and the Hope of the Gospel")