If you're having sex before marriage, go to church anyway. If you are a drug addict trying to beat addiction, go to church anyway. If you were out drunk all night the night before, go to church anyway. If you aren't sure what gender you prefer, go to church anyway. If you can't quit that disgusting habit, go to church anyway.
Church is a hospital for the broken, lost, empty, confused, desperate, and rejected. Every sinner has a future, and every Saint has a past. How do we break the chains of addiction and bondage? By prayer...prayer for you and prayer with you! There isn't a single person in the 4 walls of the church that doesn't have something they hate or regret about their past. We've all made mistakes and will continue to, BUT His Grace is enough!! There are things that I'd never want to admit out loud about myself, but God knows. And He loves me none the less. So whatever you've done, whatever you're doing, whatever you will do....go to church anyway, it might just change your life!!
I saw this a few weeks ago and felt it was good advice. I believe the church should be like a MASH UNIT behind enemy lines and an ISLAND OF PLENTY, in an ocean of want.
YES, THEY CAME AND THEY WERE BLESSED. HE MADE THE WEARY REST AND CAUSED THE BLINDED EYES TO SEE.
HE MADE THE LAME TO WALK AND HE MADE THE DUMB TO TALK AND HE TRANSFORMED THE LIKES OF YOU AND ME.
Your loving pastors,
Cleddie and GayNell