The Church Should Be Messy!
All of us have different thoughts and ideas as to what church should look like today. If you ask one person, “What is the church?” they could say many different things. They could point to a cathedral, talk about people that dress funny and talk “holy”, they could talk about beautiful music and a fun time, and some people might even say “the church is a place full of hypocrites”… The best answer is probably, “Church is a place where I go to love other people and people love me.”
What should church be like, though? Where did the “church culture” come from? What and who is church for? How did the church begin? Why are certain people welcome in church and others are not? How would Jesus respond? How did Jesus respond? Jesus called us to love others in truth – how do we do that?
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