Measuring spirituality

Most churches would view the following as characteristics of a mature disciple:

  1. Careful students of the Scriptures
  2. Zealous and active in their stand for God
  3. Desire for worship and prayer
  4. Consistent in worship attendance
  5. Practice scripture memorization
  6. Not afraid to pray in public
  7. Active in the local church
  8. Fast regularly
  9. Desire to stand against ungodliness
  10. Firm grasp of basic, foundational theology

Not a bad list until you realize that this is a list describing the Pharisees. Obviously, this list doesn’t capture the essence of what it means to be a follower of Jesus. Shamelessly stolen from Ed (who stole it from someone else).

Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash

I'm a grateful husband, father, oupa, and pastor of Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills. I love learning, writing, and encouraging. I'm on a lifelong quest to become a humble, gracious old man.
Toronto, Canada