In an attempt to put butts in the pews and money in the offering plate we avoid talking about suffering.
I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead. Philippians 3:10-11 (NIV)
We need to listen for God’s perfect answer not for God to give us the answer we think is best.
We have changed the music. We have shortened the service length. We have stopped holding Sunday night services and Wednesday prayer. We have renamed, reinvented and rebuilt the way we do church. (more…)