A little while ago, Chris Tomlin released a new album. On it are songs that you've probably heard like "Our God" and "I Will Follow". Listening to it the other day, there was a line from a song that jumped out and just really caught me. As I'm driving, I hear "Let the glory of Your name (God) be the passion of the church".
That is what the church exists for - the glory of God. To make God known. How it's expressed may look different from church to church, and that's ok. Sometimes I'm afraid that it's something we only give lip service to. Or that we may want to be all about God's glory, but we allow personal agendas or interests to rise up instead.
Church: what are you about?
What is your passion?
What would it look like to fully let the glory of God be the passion of the church?
Or do you disagree?