Unlimited: There Is A Perfect Church
Jan 10, 2020 994
Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word (Ephesians 5:25–26).
Imagine the perfect church. The perfect church would have the perfect church building, pretty as a post-card, with the perfect lawn at the front.
When you walk into the perfect church you’d see all those perfect people, warm and welcoming. Everyone is smiling all the time. No one ever disagrees in the perfect church.
Of course the perfect church would have the perfect pastor – and of course he’d be a great speaker.
Everyone will always want to come to the perfect programs that are run by the perfect church. Oh, and did I tell you that the perfect church would have the perfect music?
I hope you’re imagining the perfect church. Because if you ever found it, I can tell you one thing: you’d never be allowed in.
Let’s come back to reality now. There’s no perfect church, because there are no perfect people. When the Bible says that “all have sinned” (Romans 3:23), it means “everyone,” and he doesn’t mean that they only sinned before they started going to church!
The good news is that church is for sinners. In fact, you should find a church where they actually let people like me and you in! Now that’s a perfect church, a church that Christ loves (Ephesians 5:25)!
– Eliezer Gonzalez
Eli’s Reflection: What is your church like? Is it filled with sinners? Good! How can you love and serve them better, just like Jesus did? Don’t just think about it; do something about it!