You be and live
Like Jesus every day
It’s not working.
Is often hindering
(1 Corinthians 11:17.)
A decision to acknowledge Jesus and to start churching isn’t the same thing as surrendering to and relying on the risen Jesus daily. Christianity needs to extend far beyond mere churching. Churching with the same format week after week can easily become “a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof.”
If you’re unwilling to say that you’re wrong when you are wrong, you might enjoy churching, but you won’t be able to truly follow Jesus. Churching should never be a substitute for cultivating and surrendering to the presence of the living Jesus in your own heart.
People like to refer to the church when in reality there are thousands of independent churches each promoting their own opinions. When people refer to the church are they talking about every institution in the world that calls itself a church?
When churching alone is seen as the normal Christian life, we’ve set our sights far too low! Churching is called a service, but Christians are called to serve, not to passively be served.