He’s proud of how his grace is beating through your imperfect-but-redeemed life and through the church (have you ever read Ephesians 3: 10-11? The idea that God would use For sure, community is messy. Most of the New Testament is a story of Jesus using his followers to spread his love in spite of themselves and as they overcome obstacle after obstacle.
The fact that Christ uses flawed people to accomplish his work on earth is actually a sign of his grace, not a sign of his absence. The church needs continual reformation and transformation. Will we gather in quite the way we do today in the future? Hopefully we gather more frequently and work through our differences at a deeper level and impact our communities more powerfully.
I was completely shocked at the rudeness and the manner in which I have been spoken to.
Question 1: What is the phone number for Metro PCS? I have been a customer for about 6yrs in Tacoma, Wa and I moved over to this part of the State and I have been treated poorly Everytime I have been in the local franchise.Answer 1: The phone number for Metro PCS is (214) 570-5800. I have paid my bill every month that I have been a customer and I had an issue with my phone sending random calls and texts and emails to wherever.But rather than making us despair, the fact that Jesus started the church with imperfect people should make us marvel at God’s incredible grace.That God would use ordinary, broken human beings as vessels of his grace, and delight in it is awe-inspiring. Most of the New Testament is not a story of an idealized church where everything worked perfectly all the time (just read 1 Corinthians any time you’re frustrated with your church).I went into the Store in a panic because, My Daughter’s in Seattle in college and she was worried about the weird messages so I said to the employee can you please fix it and he said Nope and I said that I can get back in a day or two and I would buy a new phone and I asked him if he had a loaner phone and I said that I don’t need anything fancy but I needed some way to get a CALL from point A to point B .
His reply was should I just give you my phone so that my child can worry about me?If you think the church today isn’t enough (and arguably, we need to reform it), then do what the early Christians did. Be willing to lose your job, your home, your family and even your life because you follow Jesus. Finally, if you’re reading this article and you have any modicum of faith in Jesus, may I suggest your faith is actually the result of the mission of the church. If you want a more biblical church…don’t gather weekly, gather . Get up before the sun rises to pray together with other Christians before you go to work. Very few people come to know Jesus because he appears to them supernaturally when they are alone and calls them by name. The church gives the world a front row seat to the grace of God. We Christians need each other, probably now more than ever.People criticize the church today as being consumeristic. And even if you don’t think you need other Christians, I promise you you do, and so does our world. Maybe it’s just beginning to take shape for a brand new era that desperately needs it.I won’t fill this post with scripture verses that prove my point, because, quite frankly, you’d have to get rid of the majority of the New Testament to argue that the church was a parenthetical, made-up organization.