The Church

You claim to be rich and successful and to have everything you need. But you don’t know how bad off you are. You are pitiful, poor, blind, and naked. Re 3:17


In this verse Jesus is talking about the church. Many churches claim to be rich and to have everything that they need. They reach out to the community and do good things. Unfortunately they don’t always see what is happening within their own church community.


I have experienced being afraid with an upcoming back surgery a few years ago. I spoke to one of the pastors. He was to follow up and call my husband to see how I was after the surgery. Neither of us ever heard from him at all.


I wonder how many people have fallen through the cracks, especially in big churches. In the very large churches you literally can attend worship, leave, and no one will know you were there. If you don’t want to be noticed I guess this is okay. If you are looking for a place of worship, support, and a place to spiritually connect you need to find a church where you feel at home. It can be a mega church if you connect with some smaller groups. Some smaller churches are friendlier and more in tune with their parishioners.


No matter the size of the church it needs to focus on Jesus. They need to focus on the people, their needs physically, emotionally and spiritually. Jesus is trying to tell those He is talking to not be blinded by things, but to focus on the true meaning of being a church. The church is the people and their needs, not a building, the decorations, and the appearance of being holy. I pray that you can find a church that you feel is like family for you.



The Holy Bible: The Contemporary English Version. (1995). (Re 3:17). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

11 replies
  1. Jann
    Jann says:

    Hi Judy, I’m so glad that St. Michcael is wonderful again. There are a lot of great people there.

  2. Beckie Lindsey
    Beckie Lindsey says:

    Judy, I attend a VERY large church of over 12,000 attendees in Southern California. Our Pastors continually speak about the importance of small group Bible studies. These groups are registered with the church office. The groups usually have 6-12 people who meet regularly. This helps a church our size to stay connected and personal. It is the responsibility of the small group leaders to tell our pastors of urgent prayer concerns. Many times, issues can be taken care of amongst the group itself.

    Thanks for a great reminder of how church should be.

  3. Joshua Masters
    Joshua Masters says:

    I’m so sorry you had this experience. The true model of the church should be to have the body caring for one another. We’re designed to live in community, and “the church” is not the organization. It is the people who make it up. The staff of a church can not meet all the needs in the church, but they can shepherd the people who make up the church to care for one another. We must equip believers to fulfill the purpose of the church.

  4. Crickett Keeth
    Crickett Keeth says:

    Jann, Great post! The church is about the people, not the building. And you’re so right, even in a large church, you need to find community within a smaller group where you have a “family” who truly walks with you through the highs and lows of life. Thank you for reminding us of this!

  5. Jann
    Jann says:

    Thank you Crickett for your comment. I hope to connect with you more. I apologize for not getting back sooner. I was having some computer problems.

  6. Jann
    Jann says:

    Thank you Joshua. I agree with your comment. We the people must support each other. I apologize for not getting back sooner. I was having some computer problems.

  7. Jann
    Jann says:

    Thank you Beckie for your comment. It is the responsibility of the people to keep the staff informed and for us to care for each other. I apologize for not getting back sooner. I was having some computer problems.

  8. sherri stewart
    sherri stewart says:

    I’ve always attended big churches. I was a member of North Point in Atlanta (3rd or 4th largest in the US), but the small groups become the actual church for me. We minister to each other, and the members of past small groups have become lifelong friends. Now that we’re in Florida, we attend another large church, the mere size making it impossible to form close relationships with members, so small groups become paramount.

  9. Jann
    Jann says:

    You are so right. I hope people realize that they need to find a small group to be part of to be there support group in a large church.

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