So, how do you feel about church?
Oh, not what you’re supposed to think or what you’re expected to say, but your honest, gut reaction.
I imagine you have some pretty solid opinions on the subject. If I asked you to tell me about it, you might mention the kid’s ministry or the worship time. Perhaps you’d tell me it’s not as important as it used to be. Or maybe you’d excitedly share about your small group or your favorite preacher.
And I would probably nod and say, “I hear ya’!” because I’ve grown up in church and have my own settled beliefs on the subject.
Truth is, if we posed that opening question to a roomful of Christians, the answers would probably be as varied as the number of people in the room
We Christians tend to be opinionated about church. We know what we like and what we don’t. (And sometimes we get a bit worked up about it too!) So, who’s right? Is church about the preaching? The music? The programs? The outreach? When we talk about church, it’s natural to become focused on what we do or don’t enjoy.
But I wonder in all of the opinionating if perhaps we’ve overlooked something important—what church is not about.
Church is not about:
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