Яethink Church Series message 1
Text: 1 Peter 2:9-10
Church. Have you ever stopped to think why you go to church? Do you go because "you've always done this"? It's easy to check it off our list each week and miss the point entirely. In fact, church is not a building or a place, it's people. God's church is made up of all kinds of people, who all have an identity, a mission, and a purpose. Understanding God's plan for His church is crucial, so we're going to take some time to refine our focus on God's vision for His people during this present age. We'll begin this week by focusing on some key teachings of Jesus. He turned the religious establishment on its head. He bypassed our actions and addressed the attitudes behind what we do. He called His people to love. An unfettered love for God, expressed tangibly in love for others. And certainly, not passive inaction, but faith actively expressed through love.