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in search of the ultimate worship experience pt. 2

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i got to check out another church today.  it’s been pretty difficult in visiting other churches because i’m so used to bringing my guitar with me to church and singing and playing.  i’m used to knowing everyone at church and hanging out afterwards.  so not being able to do that is pretty challenging.

i’ve noticed that it is really hard to find a church with a really good balance of worship, preaching, community, and outreach.  most i’ve checked out or have heard of are really good at 1 or 2, but lack the remaining ones.  which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.  i mean, some church just rock thee community aspect and for a lot of people, that’s what they’re searching for.  some churches have an awesome band and people attend because they love to praise and worship.  some churches are really good about going out into the community and doing service projects or sending missionaries out.  and some churches have an awesomely talented speaker as their pastor where people hang on every word that they say.  it’s the kind of person that could say the Lord’s prayer and have everyone bawling their eyes out.

i’ve heard it said that if you’ve found the perfect church, get out because you’ll ruin it.  or if you’ve found the perfect church, Jesus already came.  the bottom line is, there is no perfect church, no matter how much we’re searching for it.  each church has their flaws.  no church is going to have everything you’re looking for.  there is no perfect church.  for nonchristians, no church is going to be the greatest meeting place or organization you’ve ever been to.  for christians, no church is going to cater to your every need.  so for those not giving the church a chance, both nonchristians and christians, the church is not perfect.  the church is sinful too.  don’t expect it to be perfect.  it isn’t.  when you hate on the church, you can do something about it.  like, don’t make fun of the guy with a booger in his nose who’s about to give a big presentation for your company and then get mad at him because the presentation didn’t go so well.  help a brotha out, especially if it concerns you too.  tell him about that cliffhanger and then you both can work out whatever beef you have after that.

bottom line: the church is not perfect.

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Written by enoch

August 10, 2008 at 5:55 pm

Posted in social observation

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  1. hehehe cliffhanger.
    i’ve heard it said that church is like a hospital, not a museum. where the sick come to be healed, not where the saints are on display.

    hg

    August 10, 2008 at 10:50 pm

  2. nice post!

    Andrew

    August 13, 2008 at 11:16 am


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