Christians Don't Care About The Church, Why Should I?
We have all heard the age-old saying that you can’t help others until you help yourself. Christians need to take note of this. You (Christians) can’t help others until you help yourself and your fellow Christians. This week we discussed whether or not Christians can not go to church and still be part of the Church. We also talked about how going to church doesn’t mean you are part of the Church. If the ultimate goal of a Christian is to get people to know Jesus, shouldn’t they all be a part of the Church before trying to reach other people?
I’m not saying that you can’t tell people about Jesus if you don’t think you are part of the Church. What I am trying to say is that Christians have higher expectations for the people they are telling about Jesus than they have of themselves. Don’t tell me to come to church and engage and participate and join every ministry team when you don’t even do that yourself. If you are not a part of the Church, don’t try to convince me. To be a part of the Church means that you are engaged and participating in the body of Christ. You are obedient to God. It does not mean you have to be at church every single Sunday, but why wouldn’t you want to be there? If you aren’t motivated to go to church every Sunday or be a part of the Church maybe you need to take some time to do some personal inventory and see what the problem is. I witness Sunday-only Christians and Christians that are eager to participate to simply overcompensate for their lack of faith. These things are all very noticeable to an outsider looking in.
As a nonbeliever, I am eager to go to church to learn what the whole Jesus thing is about. Granted there are times when I don’t feel like going and I miss a few Sundays, but that’s rare. When people are invited to church they are watching everything that’s going on. They are watching how people are acting. They are deciding if they want to be a part of what this church is all about. They might be deciding if they want to become a part of the Church. If your church isn’t acting as part of the Church, they will know. If the people look like they don’t want to be there and everyone looks miserable and passive, this church might need a reality check.
No church is perfect and no Christian is perfect. However, if Christians all keep each other in check the body of Christ will grow. Pray for your fellow Christians to be a part of the Church.
If you or someone you know is not a part of the Church, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can become a part of the Church.