Nope. This isn't a retraction. Our last blog, “What About Tithing?”, couldn’t have received a more varied response. With over 1000 folks reading it in just a couple days, we received a lot of feedback, both public and private. We sincerely appreciated all of it, positive and negative, and we simply want to respond to some of the dialogues here.
If we are the "Body of Christ" then shouldn't we look like Him? The book of Ephesians even goes so far as to say that this body (the Church) is meant to embody the fullness of Christ—the spitting image of Jesus. So why don't we? Simply put, we need each other if we are ever going to come close to this reality!
As imitators of Jesus, we are asking ourselves, “How did Jesus live in relationship? What life patterns did He demonstrate that we can follow?”
Maybe you've experienced this — we've found that the stuff we need to talk about as a family naturally comes to the surface around our kitchen table. Time together following the meal is often spent discussing this stuff at greater depth. We've discovered the same thing in our church family....
It shouldn't be complicated but between associations with buildings, denominations, and rituals, it's become pretty confusing. The question behind the question begging to be answered is "What is the church?"
In this few minute reflection, Joe unpacks the heart of L24 Collective through a call to invite people into a place where they can be known, loved, and transformed.
If you will invest everything into a few who go and do the same, something very deep transpires. People begin to develop their own unshakeable testimony that transcends the momentary inspiration found through someone else's.