I have been sidelined @ home because of some minor surgery. Tonight I watched ABC's "Extreme Makeover Home Edition." It has occured to me recently that the church has dropped the ball. Oprah, Dr. Phil and Extreme Makeover Home Edition bring hope to people. The church should make people feel like this when they go to worship and by having the church be the church. Unfortunately, what I have seen is politics and petty junk. I'm sure that I have been part of the problem. What if the church became more like Extreme Makeover, Oprah and Dr. Phil. What if we truly gave the hope of Jesus Christ to people with no strings attached. We are too busy designing a church to meet our own needs without thinking about what Jesus wants. I think Jesus would design a church that met people where they were. Jesus hung out with the "scum of the earth" which I would be included in!
God is doing something in my heart and I will not be able to participate in the kind of church I have been apart of for much of my life. Call it what you want, Postmodernism, Reformation or something else. I want to be part of a community. My family wants to be a part of something bigger than ourselves! This may mean that we have to make major sacrifices in our lives but the sake of lost people deserves this! My prayer is that Jesus will make an Extreme Makeover in my life.
II Corinthians 5:17
posted by Kevin Bussey at 1/30/2005 10:23:00 PM