Not ideal! Easter 2 Sermon, 2018, Acts 4:32- 5:11

Although the notion of community is popular, very few people are interested in actual community, only idealized community. The Bible paints a picture of the church that is far from ideal. The resurrection community exists, not to be an ideal community,  with an ideal social arrangement, but to proclaim that Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, continues to abide as Savior in un-ideal circumstances, with un-ideal people who behave un-ideally.  Our vocation as Christians is to joyfully and patiently abide where our Savior abides.

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