As a 7 year old, I didn’t fully comprehend the true meaning behind “The Body and Blood of Christ”, but I did know that something very significant was taking place. I was a bride. I was special...
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Church. The word alone conjures a wide array of emotions and responses. Many love God, love Jesus, but church? Not necessarily so much.
For many, church has not lived up to it’s billing.
Have you ever gone to purchase your favorite fountain drink, got your Big Gulp or Super Quencher cup in eager anticipation, only to be let down with utter disappointment with the notice rendering “Out of Order”. It’s funny how often at that very moment the feeling of being “parched” begins to multiply and the anxiety of selecting an alternative sets in.
I sat in Church this past Sunday as Pastor Marty began to preach on how deeply we need the fear of God. Wanting to understand the idea of “shock and awe fear of God” as Pastor Marty expressed, I began to think of times when I felt true fear.
Then I remembered one of the times I almost got killed in the mountains...
So when it comes to the Church gathering, what are the components? Leaders-n-followers? Programs? Buildings? Websites? What’s really essential?
Join me for the next seven weeks as we discover those things that are absolutely necessary to our faith as Christians and our gathering as the Church… and the church!