I'm sure we've all known people who've cited the above reason for why they aren't interested in Christianity. If by 'hypocrites' they mean 'imperfect people who struggle with sin', it's true.
We are repenting liars, and cheaters, and thieves, and gossips...and by the grace of God, we are slowly becoming more like Him as we walk with Him day by day, year by year.
The fact that we struggle with sin (and are enslaved by it apart from Christ) is the heart of the matter. It's why we need redemption. It's why we cling to Him: we are sinners to our very cores.
So to those who use the old hypocrite line to blow off Christianity, I want to say, "Yes, but we are being transformed, by the power of God, more and more into the image of Christ!" It's truly a glorious thing.
We made it through our move, and I was overcome with gratefulness to the Lord for a bunch of imperfect Christians who came to our rescue. We had close to twenty-five people blessing us with help.
Furniture disassembled and reassembled.
Piano and freezer.
Three sets of bunk beds put together.
I love the church, and not just because they moved us so cheerfully and lovingly. We are the body of Christ: a flesh-and-blood brotherhood with an unbreakable bond in Christ.
Are you a committed member of a local church body? Oh, friends; we need each other.
Thank you, Shawnee RP, for showering us with love and help. We are truly blessed.
We also had help from other friends--Thanks, Shawn and Jereme! :)
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