To review, I’m talking about the four things that our church want to be known for. Or at least what we decided at a recent leaderhip retreat. I’ve already talked about two of them. We want to the kind of community that reads the Bible like a love letter, and that is known for pounding nails.
The third thing that we said was that we want to be known for worshipping God. Of course, that would be true for almost every church, so I’d like to suggest that we want to be a devoted fan club for God.
For devoted fans, it isn’t just about the concerts (or TV show or movie or whatever). They keep track of what the object of their affection is doing, where he/she is going or appearing. They try to dress the same. They read eveything they can read, listen to everything they can listen to. They put up pictures. They ask for autographs. They send letters. They send emails. They send themselve (or try to). They are completely devoted. They spend 168 hours a week being a fan.
On one hand, we look at that and think “how childish”. On the other hand, there is something compelling about that kind of devotion. Now, imagine that you get to talk with and hear from that person. Pretty exciting stuff.
When we are fans of God, we do get to.
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