The Story Continues


In Acts 1:8, we find Jesus’ plan for his church, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” The church is supposed to be a spirit-infused community of believers that takes Jesus to the world.

That mission hasn’t changed but two thousand years removed our perceptions of the church can sometimes look a little different. And so this past weekend we looked at some contemporary images and explored some common misconceptions of the church.
The church is not a movie theater where we go to be entertained and later critique the show.
The church is not a shopping center where we pick out what we like.
The church is not a restaurant where we are waited on and served.
The church is not a gas station where we swing by for a spiritual fill-up and then don’t think about it again until next week.
The church is not a gym where only those in shape feel comfortable in coming.

No, the church isn’t a place at all. It’s a community of believers doing life together. It’s a family of brothers and sisters partnering with God on his mission to pursue his prized creation. The church is where you and I intersect with the upper story and it becomes our story.

If you missed the message this past weekend from The Story, you can view it here:

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