CHURCH SERVICES

The word "services" is a misnomer.
The word "services" is a misnomer.


Micah 6.
What the Lord requires is to act justly, love mercy
and walk humbly with yout God
Amos 5.
Let justice roll like a river, righeousness like a never ending stream.
Isaiah 1
Learn to seek justice, defend the oppressed.
Matthew 23
You have neglected the more iportant matters of the law
justice, mercy and faithfulness.

The church no longer provides services.
It demands the service of its adherents
and spells out the parameters of that service,
how to conform to its needs,
at the Sunday meeting.

The church fails to waken to the realisation that ancient ritual
and a lengthy, unillustrated, speech from a position of power
do not meet the needs of the present generation.
Yet the church does provide events and festivals
which touch the needs of man to worship,
rejoice, grieve, or remember.

Sadly at such events, it may still cling to its own agenda,
preaching a message of its own concerns,
instead of the concerns of the world
and of its listeners.

Can we imagine the church revitalised,
serving the people in practical terms,
filled with those helping others
and those crying out for help?

Can we imagine a church
which is truly Godly?