Disclaimer: About This Blog

THIS BLOG IS: my personal journey of how I am rethinking some of my spiritual beliefs.
THIS BLOG IS NOT: intended to point fingers at people who I think are wrong.
I do not believe the final judgement will be based on how many correct answers we get on a theology exam. I believe many people throughout history have had genuine relationships with our Lord and Saviour Jesus, despite holding questionable beliefs and practices. I make no claim to having it all figured out or being your judge. If we end up disagreeing over these topics I pray we can find a way to demonstrate grace.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

I've got the Best Church

I've recently blogged about how I've got the best senior pastor.  So it should be no surprise then that I also think I am a member of the best church.


Many people love their church.  They will each have different reasons for thinking their church is the best. Some will like the music, others will like the preaching, and for others it's the children's programming that is the big draw.  There are likely many different reasons people love their church.

However, when I think of reasons why I love my church...

I am not thinking about the music, although many in my church are very gifted with music.

I am not thinking about the sermons, although many in my church are gifted with teaching.

I am not thinking about the building, although my church has many great buildings.

I am not thinking about the children's programming, although my church does many great things with kids.

I am not even thinking about a specific event, although most of my church likes to get together on Sunday mornings for a special ceremony and time together.

So what am I thinking about when I say I have the best church?

From what I can tell, according to Scripture, church is believers and whenever they get together.  There is also sense that there is only one church.  Even though people are not perfect, and things get messy in this church, I don't think there is a better church out there.

I love getting together with family.  That is church.


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4 comments:

abnormalreaction said...

Great post!

Does it include assholes like me? :)

Jonathan said...

Of course! The body needs many different parts to function well. So even you and I. :)

abnormalreaction said...

Your comment about that body part sparked something in me when you commented on my blog a few months ago.

I am actually trying to compile an e-book on the subject.

We are not all hands and feet.. some of us are called to do the dirty work :)

Swanny

Jonathan said...

:) Let me know when/if you complete that e-book.