People are easily disillusioned with church these days. And a lot of that comes from the fact that we expect perfection.
We expect the perfect coffee every time we visit the café. We expect the bacon to be cooked just the way we like it, the eggs to be cooked just so. We expect people to behave rationally and reasonably. We expect … we expect … we expect …
And one of the things that we expect of church is that it should, like Mary Poppins, be practically perfect in every way.
But what if I told you that Jesus never meant for church to be perfect? What if I told you that His deliberate plan for the body of Christ, is that it would be imperfect? And what if I told you that He didn’t want us uprooting those imperfect people and sorting them out?
So this week, we’re going to explore what Jesus has to say about our relationship, the difficult ones, with some rubber–hits–the road Bible teaching.