Saturday, June 18, 2011
The Focus of the Church.
Seems the church's focus sometimes can be on the 3Bs - Buildings, Budgets and Bodies.
I know ... because I've done it. I mentioned this recently - we talk about the tools God has given us ... the improvements of our building, playground, carpet etc. Why? Because it is new, refreshing ... some would even say "Sacred." We need to be respectful of the sacrifices people have made so that we can have these tools. (Though we have transitioned in our vocabulary from "Sanctuary" (We are God's sanctuary) to that of auditorium) It is good to have the tools, but the focus isn't on the tools. We are to be about people.
We are to discover the difference. We are to be about transformation. How God's Story - impacts His people. How God changes lives. Thus, we are to be telling people's stories. How Jesus changes everything about them. The Church is to be about "GO ...."
Going therefore to make disciples .... Matt. 28:16-20)
Going to the outmost parts of the world (Acts 1:8)
Going to be Jesus' Hands and feet to the World (Matt. 25:31-46)
So how is your Church going? Or is it still focusing on the 3Bs?