The church ought be a “positive” place…right?
A place that ‘uplifts’ you. A place that is ‘not a downer’. Sin is a downer…don’t you know.
We don’t want to hear anything about our lifestyles being sinful…do we?
Well…we need to hear it.
ALL of our lifestyles are sinful. “You can’t say that! You don’t even know me!” If you’re anything like me (and I suspect that you are) then I can say that. We have all sinned in thought, word, and deed. By what we have done, and even more so by what we have left undone. These facts need to be kept clear. They need to be ever before us. That we might know our need of a Savior.
Repentance and forgiveness. Death and life. The old and the new. That’s what we need to hear and we’re not going to hear it at the shopping mall, or the ballgame. We are fortunate if we even hear it at church.
Thanks to Flickr and carf, for the photo.
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