A church in Texas is raising some eyebrows and getting some national attention because of a billboard advertising an upcoming sermon series. Why? Because they very bluntly admit how the world sees Christians…

What a bunch of Jerks!

I guess it seems odd to some that a church would step up and declare that the church has failed. But it’s true and it’s a sentiment that I have been feeling and vocalizing for a while now. We were created to be the hands and feet of Jesus. We were called to follow the example of Christ; to be compassionate, loving, helpful, humble, and hopeful. But instead we have been prideful, hypocritical, selfish, and judgmental jerks.

Who exactly do we think we are?

How do we expect to be able to “go therefore and make disciples of all nations” when the reputation of the current disciples is sullied and splintered at best? Who would want to be a part of that?

I like this church’s approach:

  • Take responsibility.
  • Apologize.
  • And then start taking steps to turn it around.

We have failed. We have failed our God. We have failed each other. And we have failed the world. But most importantly we want to do and be better.

Let’s follow their example and make a conscious, public decision to not be jerks.

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