Have you ever heard that the visible evidence in support of the gospel message is the transformed lives of those who respond to it? Do you think that this transformation consists of going to church? Your unsaved friends, who are the focus of the Great Commission, to whom you are to be the salt of the earth and before whom you are to let your light shine that they may glorify me, do not see it this way. They think of church as the way you spend your spare time, even as they spend theirs in other ways. They think of this transformation as the way treat them and conduct yourself outside of church, and they are right.
[leaving town for a few days]