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So You Love Jesus, But Hate the Church?

Granted, some people make too much of their Christian life about sacrifice, but that doesn’t mean we should avoid it altogether. There’s no version of the Christian life where we get out of carrying our cross. 

3. We all play a role.

When we accept Christ, we become part of the church, and we each play a role. This means we don’t need to accept church as normal; we can have a hand in changing and shaping its future—in making it meaningful to our own lives and the lives of those around us.

That said, church gatherings through thousands of years have been the same—gathering with other believers to worship together and listen to God’s word together. These groups of believers did their part to better the world around them.

We live in the most diverse generation of church options ever—it is sad if we generalize two billion Christians around the world who gather at millions of churches of all shapes and sizes, as if there’s not an option to choose that we would enjoy. As a professor back in Bible college told us, “There are many flavors of ice cream to choose from.”

4. It’s really a trust issue.

Really, going to church is a trust issue. Do I really believe God has my best intentions in mind? When God tells me to do something, do I believe he’s doing it to get on my nerves, or to save my life?

Going to church is about more than just community. It is God’s lifeboat for a dying world.

It is His bride. 

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Matt Brown (@evangelistmatt) is an evangelist, author of Awakening and founder of Think Eternity. He and his wife Michelle are impacting millions of people with the gospel each year through live events and online. They also minister to more than a million followers on social media daily.