None of us over the age of 28.
None of us has ever attended cemetery, *cough cough* I mean seminary.
All from different walks of life.
Different colored skin.
Different family dynamics.
But all passionate about Jesus and community.
Plain and simple. We just asked the question:
What was church created to look like?
What is church?
What does church look like?
Is the American church today, the church from Acts?
That was the church in Acts...
Is that our church?
Most of you, if not all, would agree that our churches do not look like this.
But why not?
Why is this not the way our churches work?
I don't have the answer to that.
I don't know where we went wrong.
But I do know this.
If we follow the model of "church" in the book of Acts, our churches would look drastically different.
Last night, I think I experienced church for the first time.
We shared an open house.
We shared food.
We opened the Bible. Prayed. Cried. And loved on each other.
I think this is the closest to church I've ever been.
Church has become about Sunday morning. Coffee and Lattes. A welcome and announcements. 1 upbeat song (maybe even a secular song--whatever that means). 3 more softer, passionate songs. A 4 point sermon. A prayer. And maybe a song to close. Then everyone gets up and walks out the doors to see each other next week. Same time, same place. Same monotony. Same passionless church.
Do our churches look like what they were created to look like?
I'm not saying all churches are bad.
I'm saying we need to take a introspective look into the lives of our church.
Romans 12: 9-10
"Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly love. Out do one another in showing honor."
This is Church!
Let me know what yall think?