Reflections on a Wandering Life.....

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Went to a small fellowship with Heather and Jason this evening. Some of these modern churches employ a very casual approach to worship. They announced that this was going to be a praise night with no sermon. I generally think church should have a message, but in fact, they did. They showed a video clip of Nick Vujicic, the Australian who was born without arms and legs. It was quite uplifting.

The communion service was pretty casal too. It was very pleasant, although I do think churches should give some sort of exhortation as to the seriousness of the Lord's Supper. Otherwise you could have someone come in off the street and take communion who really shouldn't. Communion is not for everyone. It is for believers. The Bible has sober words for those who take communion outside the covenant of faith. I guess this is sort of taken for granted in America, which has a Christian heritage. It's not like China, where people think they're handing out free grape juice.

But it was a very nice time with some really nice people. Just one more reminder that Jesus meets us where we are. He does not expect us to come up to some sort of high religious form in order to be good enough for Him. Services like this remind me why I am so glad to be

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