By Karen Polich
Church DNA Part 1
Millennials say they have abandoned the church because church members are judgmental. Church is unfriendly and unwelcoming and they don’t connect with people in the church.
Too often as individuals we look for a church based on what it can do for us when we should be selecting a church because of the impact we can make. We are called to be the Light, serving others. We have not been called to be served.
God has chosen us and issued a call on our lives. We have been called to magnify His name. This is our purpose. God also called the church. It is His, not ours.
As a church, this is what should be seen by anyone entering the doors. Within the teachings, worship and people in the church, Christ should be visible. Pastor Michael Cook shared the biblical importance of the church and how the church should transmit the majesty of Christ. (1 Peter 2:1-10, Acts 2:37-40)
Recent church history shows that we are not taking seriously the call of Christ to BE the church. Some are frustrated with the church; they are also frustrated with many components of their lives. Often we work to shape the church into our image instead of God’s image. We “play” with things that should be taken seriously, like sin.
Pastor Cook reminded us of the importance God placed on the church. He chose us to stave off the degeneration of the world. Are we displaying His majesty?
Listen to Pastor Cook here.