You hear a lot of people saying what is “wrong” with the church, but what in your opinion is “right” about the church?

    You hear a lot of people saying what is “wrong” with the church, but what in your opinion is “right” about the church?
    Kenny Payne

    Kenny Payne, Minister

    Palo Alto Church of Christ

    Because the church is people, not brick and mortar, there will always be obvious things “wrong” with the church, since people are not perfect! The church is a group of sinners saved by the grace of Jesus Christ, therefore, it is a good idea to look long enough to notice the wonderful things about the church.

    The church is a loving spiritual family. With God as our Father and Jesus as our older brother, we unite in a love that is deep and sincere.

    The church is a place where we tell one another the truth about ourselves and the world around us. Jesus told us that the truth would set us free, and despite the pain of hearing and acknowledging the truth, it does liberate us from our sins and pretensions.

    The church is actively serving the “least of these” in the world in the name of Jesus Christ. Throughout our history the church has been involved in some of the most helpful projects to serve people – like creating hospitals, orphanages, rescue missions, etc. We follow the example of Jesus who came, not to be served, but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.

    The church is a community of encouragement. We are taught to rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn (Romans 12:15). People find real help and support from their church families, not just words.

    Love, truth, service, encouragement – these are just a few of the things that are right with the church. To discover more you should really just go see for yourself!

    April 20, 2019 / by / in

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