Rev Andrew Forrest
Like a Tree
October 9, 2016
The purpose of the church is not to have lots of people attend on Sundays, nor put money in the offering plate, nor to be politically engaged, nor even to do good deeds.
All those things are good, but they are not the point of the church.
The point of the church is much simpler, and although Jesus told us what to do, the American church has ignored him for decades.
I don’t want to ignore Jesus anymore….
“I will tell you; so make yourself his disciple at once. Instead of asking yourself whether you believe or not, ask yourself whether you have this day done one thing because he said, Do it, or once abstained because he said, Do not do it. It is simply absurd to say you believe, or even wan to believe in him, if you do not do anything he tells you.”