Posted by Wednesday, May 23, 2012

{What Do I Know of Holy}: Is Jesus Welcome at Your Church?

Thank you for joining us today as we continue our I HATE RELIGION discussion, which is based on this incredible video.

Let me clarify. I love the church. I love the Bible. And yes, I believe in sin. But if Jesus came to your church, would they actually let Him in?

Have you noticed how much time we spend judging others? Does it bother you too?

I believe that most people tear others down to make themselves feel better. The only way that they can move up the ladder is to push others down it.

And one of the worst ways we moms do this is by criticizing other moms. Ugh.

Like we need anything else against us. Being a mom is hard enough as it is.

And yet we take part in The Mommy Wars.

You know the game - to home school or not to home school? to work outside of the home or to stay at home with the children?

The list goes on and the blows get bigger. Instead of being confident in our choices and in who we are in Christ, we let our insecurities bash other people's choices to confirm our own.

Who says there is only one right way?

Please take a moment to read The Only Mommy War Worth Waging.

If grace is water, then the church should be an ocean.

Jesus did not take part in the games. He hung out with tax collectors, thieves, lepers, those rejected by society. 

He preached a message of hope, one in direct conflict to what the religious leaders of the day were claiming...that you had to be "good" enough.

But how "good" is good enough?

It's no wonder they hated Him. He was making them and their self-righteousness look bad.

The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. {Matthew 20:28}

Would He be welcomed at your church?

Go here to read the previous posts in the I HATE RELIGION series.

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About the Author: Erin Vick Franklin is the founder and director of Worthy of the Prize. Erin has a BBA in Marketing and Management from TCU and a Masters of Christian Education in Church Recreation from Southwestern Seminary. She is a published, award-winning author and poet. Purchase her book Worthy of the Prize Sports Camps: A Church's Guide to Implementing an Effective, Community-Reaching Christian Sports Camp to be used as an outreach tool for your church or mission organization. Erin is the wife of A, a Worship Pastor, and a work-at-home-momma to 2 crazy little boys, a and e.
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