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hello, my name is church
Hello, My Name Is Church
The Unappreciated Pastor
Oct 20, 2013
Hello my name is church,
I'm sure you've heard a lot about me. I have no shortage of critics. Perhaps you have heard that I am...
Boring Shallow Cheap A waste of time
You've heard that I am full of:
Hypocrites Clowns Greedy people The self-righteous
Maybe you have visited me before and discovered:
Horrible music Passionless singing Dry preaching Rude congregants
Maybe you needed me and I was:
Too busy Too "righteous" Too broke Too blind
Maybe you joined me and found I was:
Distant Demanding Dull Preoccupied
Maybe you tried to serve in me but were caught off guard by:
Business meetings Committees Teams Bureaucracy
Maybe you left and were surprised that nobody:
Called Cared Noticed Invited you back
Perhaps your experience has driven you to:
Speak negatively of me Swear to never come back to me Proclaim that no one needs me Believe you're better off without me
If this is true, I have something to say to you:
I'm sorry I was wrong I blew it I made a huge mistake
But remember, I never said my name was:
Perfect Flawless Complete Arrived
My name is church. I welcome the:
Hypocrite Dry Self-righteous Shallow
I welcome the
Sincere Passionate Forgiving Selfless
I cannot shut my doors to the people who make you:
Angry Uncomfortable Impatient Self-conscious
But I would remind you that we couldn't always worship in the same room. In the Old Testament there was a division between the:
Gentile Jew Man Woman
In order for us to all worship in the same room Christ was:
Shamed Beaten Killed Resurrected
Which is far worse than being:
Bored Uncomfortable Embarrassed Ignored
So why not come back to church and let all of these messed up people:
Challenge you Sharpen you Strengthen you Humble you
I can't promise you that the people will be great. This is church. It's not:
Heaven Paradise Beulah Land The Celestial city
God wants you here. The body needs you here. The world needs your witness here. You belong here.
Hello, my name is church.
I miss you.
I love you.
Can't wait to see you.
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