1. People feel judged. 2. They don’t want to be lectured. 3. Christians are hypocrites. 4. They don’t see the God that’s being presented in church as relevant to their lives.
Think about it, all four rationales are interrelated. Relevance is the buzzword. The mantra we consistently hear is that “the church isn't relevant today.' But how does the church stay relevant in an ever moving, ever changing, ever demanding society, while upholding God's UNCHANGING Word and timeless principles?
To me, something is relevant if it’s what I am seeking. If I go to the store for a hammer and dresses are on sale, that’s wasted on me...it’s simply not relevant, it’s not what I am seeking. But isn’t that the problem?
Church isn’t about what I’m seeking, it’s about what God is seeking. It’s God who is seeking me. In the end I’m just seeking my own fallen desires.
Take Away: Church isn’t about what I’m seeking, it’s about what God is seeking.