Craig Smith - The Church God Always Wanted
Today we’re going to be asking the question: what is God’s purpose for this thing that we call the local church? What’s his heartbeat for it? What would it look like for us to be the church God always wanted? And here’s the honest truth: we believe a lot of churches in America don’t know how to answer that question. In fact, we honestly believe that a lot of churches in America are in danger of losing, or have already lost, God’s blessing because they have stopped being a church. They’ve become a social club or an educational institution, but they’ve stopped being the church.