But if I tarry long, that you may know how you ought to behave yourself in the house of God, which is the pillar and ground of the truth. ~ I Timothy 3:15
Jesus is building His Church… or at least trying to… but sometimes we get in His way and mess things up. We’ve got a whole generation of people who don’t know how to conduct themselves in the Church of God, because they know very little about respecting, honoring, or esteeming Jesus and His Church.
Ask any pastor what event will be better attended, a “Church Prayer Meeting” or a “How To Prosper Seminar”. The prosperity seminar will be well attended while you have a whopping eight or nine people for the prayer meeting. America is loaded with churches where believers are still wearing pampers when they should be wearing the armor of God!
Sadly, many believers haven’t grown up enough to understand that when it comes to Church, “it’s not about them” — it’s about serving the Lord, it’s about being a contributing member, and that is not always easy or convenient. So, what does God want us to know? It starts with having His heart. Jesus loves His Church and gave Himself for it. You and I should have that same heart! So quit looking at the Church as a side issue, it is the issue! It’s what Jesus gave His life for and we should be willing to do the same!