This is a question I posed on Facebook this morning and I will share with you the answers as I receive them. What do you think?
Oh…come on now! Preach…Preacher! What if Church was more about Jesus and less about the Church!
Well then we’d have a lot of churches that weren’t in agreement with us. When its more about the rituals and the structure than it is about Jesus, I think you have lost sight of our purpose. This coming from a non-preacher but still someone who wonders about the churches who are more hung up on how many times you can have communion than WHAT communion is, or more hung up about the clothes you wear on the outside than the person you are on the inside.
Isn’t church suppose to be about the rest of the week! It should prepare us to go out and be disciples, to be like Christ and love everyone we come in contact with, not just those we worship with. On Sunday we should be asking God to show us others we can help that coming week and then to recognize them when God puts them in our path. And when you really think about it, Church should be everyday, not just on Sunday and not just in the building where we attend on Sunday. Everyday should be lived for worship and Christ.
Pick up Organic Church, Growing Faith Where Life Happens. That will really challenge that question. He makes statements like, “Church attendance is not the barometer of how Christianity is doing. Ultimately, transformation is the product of the gospel. It is not enough to fill our churches; we must transform our world.”
Please add your comments:
Warning…..The answer may cause you to change you thinking and your ways.