Jesus was the master of creating stories to make important points. In one of his most famous ones, we often embrace the first point, but completely miss the second. That’s unfortunate since the second part of the parable concerns us as his church.
It can be hard to maintain hope in the middle of chaos. But our hope isn't anchored to circumstances, theological opinions, or a book. Our hope is anchored to an event—an event that rekindled the dwindling hope of the first followers of Christ.
"Some assembly required.” Quite possibly the worst three words in the retail language. But what about the church? The apostle Paul calls the church a body, not a building. We constantly hear it’s about a “personal relationship with Jesus.” So, is some assembly required? In this series, we unpack the history of the church gathering, evaluate if gatherings are even necessary, and decide what the church is for.