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Are Your Church's Sheep Fat on Religion?

A Georgia megachurch pastor accuses churches of supporting “big, fat sheep super-sized on knowledge and full of religion.” As reported by The Christian Post, Pastor Brian Bloye of West Ridge Church preached this past weekend that even those who call themselves followers of Christ could just be “puffed up sheep” suffering from a “fast-food” mentality if they are unwilling to serve and share the gospel with others.

Bloye said the only way to tell if a so-called Christ-follower is mature is to see how they behave during trials, when love and service should become more prevalent—not less prevalent—in their lives. He challenged the congregation to live missionally: “Everyone deserves an opportunity to be brought into the presence of Jesus. I don’t care who they are, I don’t care what color their skin is, I don’t care what their sexual preference is, I don’t care where they come from.” CP reported that Bloye founded multi-site West Ridge Church in 1997.

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Toni Ridgaway is a content editor for the Outreach Web Network, including ChurchLeaders.com and SermonCentral.com.