With so many different expressions of church I wondered who best represents Jesus? Is it the loving, generous, kind church? Or the militant, forthright church that has its “heart in the right place”? The one that listens and shares? Or the one that preaches and cares? I think that either of these expressions, as I have described them, are not only inadequate expressions of a church, but don’t really describe who Jesus really was, and is, the true, authentic Jesus.
I think most striking thing that can happen in a church is that Jesus uses that church and blesses someone. That is something special. One of the things that churches have done, is being a somewhat gifted, but flawed and imperfect, yet most of all functional vehicle for the blessing of Jesus in people’s lives, spiritually and otherwise.