In my previous post I asked if you heard of the rich church that sacrificially gave up their best hospitality for the lowliest of homeless people and worshiped together. Of course, you haven’t.
Backing up just a bit, you DID hear about the rich church… CHECK!
All the rich professionals, the elaborate church building, the orchestral choir and all that lavish stuff. Yeah, you heard of all that.
Going forward a bit, you MIGHT hear about the church where the pastor teaches exceptionally well about the love, the humility, and the sacrifice of Jesus, and his powerful persuasion to be like Jesus… CHECK!
All those rich Christians affording a fantastic sermon from a skilled orator. Yeah, you heard of all that, probably.
A church that puts this stuff together AND actually acts LIKE Jesus as a result? …NO CHECK!
At the end of the post, I ask WHY NOT?
What stops us doing it?
What stops a church full of blessed resources, just bursting at the seams with God’s blessings … a church devoted to the teachings and example of Jesus, from opening the door to the poor?
I am sure there are more than one reason for this. But I am asking. So let’s list them off. Let’s name these demons!