Monday, June 30, 2008

7 Reasons Why the Church is Not a Club.

I have been seeing a trend, actually its more of a mindset that is bothering me in the church lately. I am going to keep it brief, but here in short are 7 reasons why the church is not, and should not be a club.

-A club exists to serve the needs of the members.
-The Church exists to be the light of the world.(Matt. 5:14)
-A club exists to promote the values of the club.
-The Church exists to point to Jesus, and only Jesus.(1 Cor. 2:1-2)
-A club is focused inwardly
-The Church is focused externally.(Matt. 28:19-20)
-A club pursues people with similar goals and interests.
-The Church pursues every tribe, nation and tongue(Rev. 14:6)
-A club focuses on the good of the club.
-The Church focuses on being the salt of the Earth.(Matt.5:13)
-A club relies on club leadership to plan, execute and promote said club
-The Church is a body where every part works together for the purpose of Christ.(1 Cor.12:27,Rom. 12:5)
-A club meeting only consists of members of the club.
-A Church service consists of people who love Jesus, don't love Jesus and have never heard of the Gospel of Jesus.(The whole book of Acts)