Fun @ Church – more drive. ’06

FUN @ CHURCH???

Fun is one of the principles the people of North Point have been hammering home this conference. But fun @ church?? Isn’t that unspiritual? Isn’t church a place to worship God? How then can we enjoy church. Recently I heard and old fashioned preacher say in a sermon, “You’ll have to carry me out of here(the church) before I have some Christian band playing in our church…we aren’t here to entertain people” 5 minutes later he told 2 or three stories that involved him bringing the world’s largest icecream sundae” to church to attract people in a church campaign. The same pastor (a wonderful man by the way) tells about 6 jokes per sermon…Sounds pretty entertaining, huh?

The church has marginalized itself into irrelevance. In a world full of seriousness: board meetings, school reports, college tuition, retirement, etc. Don’t we need to enjoy something every once in a while. Well, I am convinced that God wants us to enjoy Him. Yes, that’s me playing one of the 50 or so racing games North Point had set up in the church foyer…for FUN!

Brad

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