building up others while gathering together

March 7, 2008

It’s amazing how American consumerism has infiltrated the church.  All of us tend to think like a consumer rather we like to admit it or not.  We either explicitly or implicitly ask ourselves, “How am I benefited from this product or service?  What does it do for me?  How is my life enriched because of it?” 

Honestly, these questions and more are important to ask when purchasing a product, like groceries, movies, video games, and/or sodas, or service, such as life insurance, medical assistance, or tutoring. 

However, to ask such questions in regards to the church can be damaging to ourselves as well as others. 

For instance…

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