Perceptions

How the world views God is the same as how the world views the church.

Let me say that again…

How the world views God is the same as how the world views the church.

It isn’t right, God is s much better than the church can ever be or ever show, but people get their ideas of who God is by looking at his church, and looking at his people. Our "revival" preacher said that this morning and it has stuck in my head. As ministers we must be very careful with how our church looks in our community because we are like a photograph of God to the people who aren’t involved. As people we have to be very aware of the image of God that people see in us. We won’t be perfect, but we must remember that we are reflecting the glory of God.  

3 thoughts on “Perceptions

  • March 27, 2006 at 8:09 PM
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    Dave Ramsey made the comment one day that the problem with churches is that they are full of people. That’s really a pretty profound statement if you think about it.

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  • March 28, 2006 at 4:00 AM
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    Colson said the church is like Noah’s Ark: the stench on the inside would be unbearable were it not for the storm on the outside.

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  • March 28, 2006 at 4:04 AM
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    Drew…15 years ago, who would have thought that in 2006 you and I would be quoting Dave Ramsey and Chuck Colson on Shane’s youth minister blog? Wow, it boggles the mind….

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