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Tuesday, July 1, 2008


One more thought. If you have not yet purchased Showbread's Anorexia & Nervosa CD's, then you must do so. No disappointment will befall you.

Evansville - Thursday. Raw Rock Kills.

Hilton Christian Church

John Stott once said of the Church, "On earth, she is often in rags and tatters, stained and ugly, despised, and persecuted.But one day she will be seen for what she is, nothing less than the bride of Christ., "free from spots, wrinkles, or any other disfigurement," holy and without blemish, beautiful and glamorous. It is to this constructive end that Christ has been working and is continuing to work. the bride does not make herself presentable.; it is the bridegroom who labours to beautify her in order to present her to himself. "

Do we as a Church rely on Jesus to clean up our messes, and thus complete his work in us? Do we trust Him to complete the work He started with an imperfect group of people?

Our job is to partner with Jesus in his redemptive work, rather than hinder it. As I recently heard it said, you can look at your church as a hotel, or a home. If it is a hotel, you make a mess, complain about the messes you didn't make, eat the food, and leave it all for someone else to clean up. If it is your home, you do whatever you can to fix, clean, wash, and take care of the blemishes, even if it means getting your hands extraordinarily dirty.

May we do the latter...