Church Jesus Style
It was my first mission trip and I was assigned to a little village called Puerto Colombia. I was quite nervous and was overcome by the poverty. The poverty is different than here in the states and one really needs to experience it first hand to understand. We were planting a church in this village and in this case, someone freed up their house to become a make-shift church. Their church was literally a 15 foot by 15 foot room with a two-by-four hammered into the ground as a pulpit. Their worship was beautiful, intense, and heart-felt. I learned so much that day and will never forget Puerto Colombia.
As I reflect on my trip and look through the pictures, I can’t help but think how the early church started. In barns and stables, under a tree, or in a tiny clay home. We North Americans are so inhibited as a culture when it comes to worship and can learn a lot from other cultures who have nothing but their salvation in Jesus Christ.
Although worship is a personal thing we are called to do it publicly and boldly. Notice their love of Christ and their surrender of pride. Arms wide open reaching out for their Savior.
Our churches are majestic, beautiful, modern and air conditioned. I love the comforts of our church, but I have to say that nothing can compare to church Jesus Style.