Not everyone has a great family, and some have no earthly family at all. Fortunately, God has given every person the opportunity to become a part of His family – the Church. For many, however, this is more of a nice idea than a reality. If we’re supposed to be a spiritual family, why isn’t this our common experience? One reason is that too many see church as another means to personal fulfillment and happiness. They see themselves more as God’s customer than His child, looking for what they can get from a church instead of what they can give. For the church to be our family, however, we must be willing to give ourselves up. We must see the value in being a part of true community that makes us more like Jesus. The Church is the single greatest world-changing organization in the history of mankind, and we get to be a part of it. Don’t miss out!
Scripture References: Acts 20:17-38; Galatians 4:1-7; Luke 14:25-27; 1 John 3:1