7 things the church does right
- Doesn’t charge you. A church pays a pastor, but anyone can come and use him/her or the facilities of worship and other activities of church. Pastors, and church resources can often be used either free of charge, or at great reductions.
- Claims the Bible as it’s center - and tries to maintain it’s truths. Obviously, there is great difference in interpretation. But we are not supposed to make things up, and look for a higher authority.
- Churches have very high ideals - even if it fails to live up to them, they are always aiming high.
- You'll find that the gospel a church preaches will often go far and wide across cultures and boundaries. From prisons to the suburbs, from the equator to the tundra - the gospel knows no bounds.
- Churches know they are not perfect, and often are very aware of their short comings. This does not stop a good church from trying and persevering.
- A church will not stop until the whole world knows and is given the gospel.
- When things get desperate, they will fall to their knees and call on, and trust, God.
6 things the church does wrong
- Unfortunately - a church usually looks after itself first, then thinks of others.
- Churches hold many assets - and makes so many decisions based on being sued or not.
- A "good" church program makes, and keeps families really busy.
- Congregations generally use wealth and secular success as a test of spiritual leadership.
- More often than not, a church does what it can on it’s own before calling on, and trusting, God
- And while wanting to fix the whole entire world can be noble and good, churches often try and do this at the expense of trusting God, and letting Him do the fixing.