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I know some Sundays (and in fact, some entire ministries) are really rough for some pastors. Church people can be difficult, if not downright unbelieving. They can drain you of your spiritual passion and leadership zeal.
On the other hand, church can be really sweet many times. Here are some of those times that come to mind for me today—and I offer them to you in hopes that you might see at least one in your church.
Church - Sense - Mission - Vision - Direction
When the church has a clear sense of mission, vision, and direction. That’s when you know the church is moving in the right direction, and you want to be a part of it.
When the pastor preaches the Word convictionally and clearly. There’s little like the power of the preached Word. Conversely, though, weak preaching isn’t so sweet.
Church - Converts - Sign - Faith - Belief
When the church regularly sees new converts baptized as a sign of their faith. Given our belief in the transforming power of the gospel, it’s a tragedy that so few churches see a lot of non-believers turn to Christ. When it begins to happen, though, it’s humbling.
When you genuinely share life with the believers around you. It’s one thing to show up at church, not really get to know anyone, and return home. It’s a whole different world to let brothers and sisters in Christ truly become family.
Worship - Music - God-centered - Component
When the worship music is God-centered, theologically rich, and well done. The latter component may be the least significant...
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