Optimal Production

We’re told that the measure of anybody who is a Christian is by the fruit they produce. So let’s talk about the fruit that the body, or the church, produces. You would think that a collection of Christians would produce more fruit than a single Christian could alone. With churches, it is not always the case. Most of the churches in this area do nothing beyond the borders of the building lot. Their do-nothing actions betray their words.  One church in this area sends a group of youth and adults to the busiest street corner in town to shout at all the passers-by. They’re well dressed and they hold up signs as they cite Bible verses to the unchurched. I have yet to see this approach gain any good result. I suspect that they are the source of many jokes in this area. I don’t even know whether this action counts as good fruit. In some communities, the church acts as it’s heart and pulse. All roads eventually lead there. People in the community would be worse off if the church weren’t there. Such churches are the closest actual thing to the Acts 2 church we so admire because they hear the word and apply it to their lives. Don’t confuse them with the busy churches that bury themselves in a flurry of activity but forget to get God’s blessings for the things they do. I’ve been going back and forth between two churches that aren’t really good fits for me, one of them always has something going on, they have even been known to interact with some of the local churches, but they community would not notice their absence if they were to suddenly dissapear. The other church brings in people from neighboring counties to attend one of it’s three services, averaging out about seven hundred people a week. If they were to dissapear the community would slightly feel its impact. What is the fruit of your church?


...Anyway, that's just how I feel about it ... What do you think?

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