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i love my church

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There is a church in our area that identifies itself and its members with signs posted on their lawns that read, “I love my church!”

When we were out this weekend doing what every good mother of five does on Saturday mornings, garage-saling, I came upon a home where one such sign was posted, so I asked.

“What do you love about your church?”

Her answer I don’t remember word for word, but it went something like this, “I love the fellowship and how welcoming everyone is. The messages too. I love how the messages are relevant for today.”

I so wanted her to say something else. Not that a fellowship and welcoming oriented church body is a bad thing, but I was left longing, hoping for something that just didn’t come.

What is your response? What do you love about your church?

I’ll share my answer tomorrow.

 

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Author: Heather

I want you to see life the way I see it. Often contradictory, seldom predictable, many times lovely, occasionally tragic, but every day filled with God's grace.

5 thoughts on “i love my church

  1. To hear of Christ crucified & receive forgiveness of sins through the sacrament.

  2. Okay Heather! Here is my response. We are one of those churches that have the “I ❤️ My Church” signs, attire and ect. I have several shirts and hoodies with the exact phrase.

    Your question is do legit. We need to be able to respond when someone asks because if not we may miss our opportunity to minister to that person.

    Why do I love my church?
    Our mission is to accept, love and serve everyone. Our vision is to reach every list soul, no matter how uncomfortable if may be.
    We are not made to be normal. They teach us it’s ok to be weird, to not act like society and try to fit in to the daily ins and outs of our world. We can’t be normal if we want to be like Jesus.

    I love my church because everything we do, from the building, to the sweet tea, to the dark atmosphere, bright lights and loud music is hearses to reach the dechurched or unchurched. None of it is about us.
    When I go to church I’m there to serve others. I’m there to reach that family with small children, to let them know they can experience an amazing message and their children are cared for. Im there to let that drug addict who walked in our doors high, know that God lives them thru it all and to stay with them as long as they need someone to be close.
    My feeding comes from daily learning, reading and studying. Bible studies and connect groups is where I continue my growth, but on the weekends at my church, it’s not about me! It’s about them!

  3. Great question! I love my church because it is Spirit led, they believe in serving our local community as well as our world, everyone, including the staff, is real and not afraid of the reality of our imperfectness, we believe in the power of corporate prayer, there is an emphasis placed on the importance of raising “next generation warriors”, and at the end of each message there is a time of response where they give us time to be with Jesus and respond to the message any way we feel moved to.

  4. I had to ponder this for awhile. My personality was like “what is the right answer”, but then I stopped myself and thought is there really only one answer that is right. So here is my take, if asked this question 3 years ago it would have been different for sure. I love my church…. when I hear this and close my eyes I imagine the Great I Am. He is there and with the body of believers. He brings forth the union of like believers. The Trinity is the core and it expands to the believers that show forth gratitude, love, kindness, and much more to reflect the Three in One and hold one another together around the One True God.

  5. I think this question is two-fold. As a member of the Body of Christ, I love my world-wide church. I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and all the amazing benefits of being a child of God. If you’re asking about my local place of worship, then I love my church because the uncompromised Word of God is ministered there with love. We are taught about grace, and mercy, and deliverance – and how to conquer the many snares of the enemy. I love my church because God meets us there each prayer and worship service, His presence is tangible to my spirit. I love my church because I am able to worship my Lord and Savior with freedom and liberty. On top of all this, we have great outreach programs for the community, awesome fellowship, and we are a small close-knit family.

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