IS CHURCH STILL RELEVANT TODAY?

IS CHURCH STILL RELEVANT TODAY? - by JPaul Hernandez

IS CHURCH STILL RELEVANT TODAY?

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When I invite some people to attend The Feast, a few of them tell me, “Bro, I’m good. I don’t need community, I don’t need church anymore.”

In today’s world, do we still need community?

Do we really need church?

Let me share to you some statistics:

  • 3% of Filipinos are living below poverty line
  • 40% increase of broken families from 2001 to 2010
  • 1 out 10 Teenage Females are Pregnant or Single Mothers
  • 8 out of 10 Children have experienced a type of abuse
  • 20% of teenagers go through depression
  • 7 Filipinos commit suicide everyday

As long as we have these issues in the world, we do need community. We do need church. We need to be part of a spiritual community.

Personally, I invite you to The Feast, because The Feast is a place of miracles. But, I also encourage you to check-out other communities that may nourish you.

Church is not an event, Church is not a concert, Church is not here to entertain you, but rather Church is here to be God’s house for people who need love; who need someone to journey with them.

I believe Jesus made St. Peter build the foundations of the church because he knows that us humans have a tendency to stray away because of reasons like distractions, schedules, problems, and hundreds more.

We need the ministry network because we need to help each other to become better versions of ourselves. We need other people to cry, celebrate and laugh with us. We need to be Jesus to others, and we need others to be Jesus to us.

 

Community FAQs

Let me answer some Frequently Asked Questions about church, and I hope it helps you today:

 

  1. What do you do if your community is not nourishing you anymore?

– You are supposed to graduate from community! Graduate from being nourished in the community, to eventually feed others with the word and love of God. It’s your turn to love people until they get better.

 

  1. How do you deal with difficult people?

– Just love them, just as Jesus loves you.

 

  1. Is it okay to not attend every Sunday?

– God will not kill you for not attending every Sunday, but I suggest you come to church as much as you can, because we need it for nourishment and growth.

 

  1. What if I still have sin and vices that I’m not ready to give up?

– Church is a home for sinners just like me and you.

 

  1. What if I’m different?

– Be yourself, be who God made you to be.

 

Connect to a ministry near you, and let God work wonders in your life

 

The best is yet to come,

JPaul Hernandez

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