No hurt runs so deep as church-hurt. Some of you right now need to be involved in real healing and restoration, even when some of your so called leaders or alleged elders, keep sayin' that you need to be involved in more serving (of them) and giving to support "the ministry." Yo, just follow and please Christ instead of mere men. "Minister" means servant and his attitude should be humble as he serves, and not be that the people are there give and support his ministry (though we all love to give and serve the Lord with balance).
Pic by Markus - Holyrood Abbey in Edinburgh
This following passage has always been so interesting to me and should be for anyone who wants to be well. Reminds me of some churches I've visited, "..to the angel of the church in Sardis write, 'These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: 'I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God. Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent.'" Rev. 3:1-3 You know that alive and awake; that's much better than sleeping or dead, believer. facebook.com/shareJesus