I was reading this very interesting article about this very cool sounding church in Seattle called Mars Hill.
But I had to stop.
I like to go to Lakewood church on Saturday nights. Worship is fun, message is insightful and encouraging. But I don’t go every weekend.
Because if I keep taking in these things I will be so filled with dissatisfaction I’ll really want to leave the path I’m on now.
One of the minister’s wives suggested “Don’t listen to Lakewood CDs on the way to church.” It sets the expectations so high. I very much try to mediate my expectations.
On the other hand I heard Joel Olsten say in a sermon. “People get on to me, saying you get people’s hopes up. I reply I have to get their hopes up. Because with out hope how can you have faith?”
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. (Hebrews 11:1)