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April 16, 2024 23 mins

236 – If the Apostle Paul wrote a letter to your church, what would he say?

First, imagine if you had lived back in the days of the early Christian Church. Paul may have come to your church to preach.

And you may have received a letter from him later with some helpful ideas, prayers, and reminders of what he told you when he was there.

Of course, he might also rebuke you for a couple of things your church was doing that wasn't faithful to Christ.

Now, think of your church today.

What would Paul say to your church?

In this week's episode, I create an imaginary church in Franklin, Tennessee in the United States. I talk about some of it's strengths and some of its challenges, in particular, a couple of members who are real sticklers for the letter of the  law. Legalism is keeping this church from growing.

I write a letter to this church, in the style of Paul, just to give an idea  of what he might have said.

All this is to get you to think about what Paul would have said to your church.

Do you want your church to grow?

Here's a prayer project for you and your whole church. Please choose one of Paul's letters to a church and read it as if he had written it to your church. What can you learn about how to follow Jesus collectively as a church from this?

Please contact me to let me know what you discover in this process.

Show notes:
For a full transcript of this episode and all Bible quotes referred to, go to

Previous episode mentioned:

235: How to Be Filled with the Fullness of God

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James Early, the Jesus Mindset Coach, is a Bible teacher, speaker, and podcaster. His focus is on getting back to the original Christianity of Jesus by embracing the mindset of Christ in daily life.

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