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Mouse Ears – Have Our Churches Become Like Disneyworld?

Another question: what if our devotion to Jesus finds expression only in the “safe” environment of the church building? Is it really devotion to Jesus? Jesus created his church (the people), but he did not create houses of worship. There’s nothing wrong with church buildings. I love the building in which my community gathers to worship. But even more, I love the people who exit the building through the Servant’s Exit. They serve Jesus and their city by demonstrating the love of God in a thousand ways: mothers, teachers, accountants, shopkeepers, restauranteurs, neighbors, grandparents, coaches, mechanics, students, and all trades, their tackle and trim. The church is God’s dappled face turned toward his creation.

This should be no surprise, since God created the world. He thinks the world belongs to him. No–wait the world does belong to him. hat’s more, he has given it to us. All the earth is our true venue. The magic kingdom awaits.


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