Our minister last Sunday preached part 2 of a sermon. It focused on the church of our fore parents and the church of today. He opened with a very simple example by stating in the old days if a person seemed to be despondent one of the mothers or fathers of the church would inquire, “Is there a problem, do you need prayer?” The church of today too frequently if they witness you being in a despondent mood will generally ask you to move so they can get past you. I know a number of readers will say, “That does not happen in our church.“

The time is long overdue that we who attend church take the blinders off and recognize that there exists an overwhelming need for a revival in our minds and church. I was born into the church in 1931 and I am a product of my church family and my biological family, father and mother. As a youngster I would frequently describe our church as a small church, but over a period of time I became aware of the fact that the bible does not speak about small churches and big churches, that is man’s description. Too many persons, preachers and members cease describing the church as God’s house, but describe it as their church. I have engaged in numerous direct conversations with ministers, who describe the church as theirs and when I question them they would get more emphatic and repeat, “I said my church.”

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