by Fred Lowery

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What’s the Big Deal about Church - Part 1 (2 of 3)
Series: I Love My Church
Dr. Fred Lowery
July 25, 2010
Scripture Used: 1 Peter 2:5; Ephesians 1:22–23; Matthew 28:19–20; 1 Corinthians 1:2; Hebrews 1:14; Romans 8:17

The pastor was talking to this lady Ms. Smith and he said Ms. Smith you bless me because you are here every Sunday. I just want to thank you for your faithfulness. She said well I tell you, after a long hard week I just love to come and sit on a cushioned seat and for one hour think of absolutely nothing. Is that you? You know I’m not so much preaching this morning as talking to you out of my heart about how much I love the church and hopefully how much you love the church. Monday night was our normal deacons’ meeting and I’ve told you this several times, this church a million different ways but one way is the wonderful deacons that we have who are so encouraging. Such a blessing to me personally. I leave every deacons meeting encouraged and I certainly did this last Monday evening. In fact I made a statement, I have no proof for this, it’s just I’ve been around the country a few times and preached in over five hundred churches. But I said to some of the men it’s a sad thought but there are probably not fifty churches out of forty something thousand that have ever had a deacons’ meeting as good as the one we had Monday night. And that deacons’ meeting was more normal than not normal. But at the close of that deacons’ meeting Clay Crenshaw who is the chairman said would a couple of you deacons just stand and tell in a couple of minutes how you love this church. Why you love this church? Because we are in the, I love the church, I love my church series. So a man stood up and then another man stood up and then another man stood up and Clay had to finally stop them after several men had shared. And I’m telling you it was one of those times where I wished every, and I’ve said this to Leigh several times coming home from deacons’ meetin ...

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