Everything Becomes Formal

You will always observe that when forms of service become formal, the Spirit is less in evidence, and you move further away from the New Testament. The very characteristic of the New Testament Church was this spontaneity, this life, this living quality, this vivacity. But, as you fall away from the Spirit and his influence, everything becomes formal.

~ Martin Lloyd Jones (1899-1981)

2 thoughts on “Everything Becomes Formal

  1. Jesus has called us to a personal intimate relationship, a formal relationship is distant, impersonal and well… formal (a form of a thing instead of the life of a thing)
    BT

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