Mark 2:3-4 bringing to [Jesus] a paralytic carried by four of them. Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they tore a hole in the roof, and lowered the man down
The church can be so hungry for learning and spiritual growth that we start moving towards theologically profound irrelevance from the point of salvation. We talk our own in-house jargon, and clamour for deeper teaching and deeper worship. We can become part of the crowd that actually makes obstacles for people to get to Jesus.
But don’t give up! Be part of the solution. Ask God to help you stay like Jesus, who was pure in His heart, but always hanging out with lost people and talking their language and building bridges to help them get to God. Figure out ways around religion to bring your friend to Jesus. Tear a hole in the roof if you have to. Do whatever it takes.
Have you ever struggled with the crowd when trying to bring your friend to Christ? Have you found yourself being part of the crowd making it hard for others to bring their friends?