“Who Are We?”Categories: Minister's Corner
What kind of people attend the Fulshear church of Christ? Well...we have liberals, ultra conservatives, and some who are just plain ole weird. It’s true! Have you Heard the statement, “everyone’s crazy except for me and you and I’m not so sure about you.” This reminds me of the parable that Jesus told about the DRAGNET (Matthew 13:47-50) where they “gathered some from every kind.”
I would like to believe that I am Biblically balanced, walking straight down the middle of the Bible, and not turning to the right or left. However, the liberals would think that I am ultra conservative. And, the conservatives would think that I am too liberal. And the crazies, well...they just think that I am crazy!
It is true that we have all kinds of people in our fellowship at the Fulshear church of Christ. It is also true, that we must get along regardless of our personal views. Unity is the priority in Christ (Ephesians 4:1-4). Being Biblical is more important than being conservative or liberal! Labels are given to make us feel better about ourselves. Everyone tries to justify what they say, believe, and do regardless of where they fit in the spectrum.
Let’s do our best to just be Biblical! In matters of faith let’s remember that unity with Christ is essential. In matters of opinion we must remember that we need to extend liberty regardless of how uncomfortable we may feel. However, in all things love is the essential ingredient. The difference comes in understanding and knowing what is essential versus what is an opinion. It is also essential that we love in every way. Loving does not mean ignoring what is Biblical. Being Biblical does not give us a right to be unloving.
So what kind of people do you want to attend the Fulshear Church Of Christ? Remember, it takes all kinds but what is essential is that we never turn to the right or left but walk down the center of the Bible maintaining unity in Christ.
“Then Jesus cried out and said, "He who believes in Me, believes not in Me but in Him who sent Me. And he who sees Me sees Him who sent Me. I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness. And if anyone hears My words and does not believe, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him-the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day. For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak. And I know that His command is everlasting life. Therefore, whatever I speak, just as the Father has told Me, so I speak." (John 12:44-50)