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"Is the Church for Perfect People?" - - by Rev. Weldon Bares

I learned a long time ago that I sure don’t have all the answers. In fact, I have a lot of questions. I am in a lifetime search for the answers in God’s Word.

The great Christian thinker and writer C.S. Lewis wrote, “I give advice to younger Christians, not as some expert on the faith for surely I am not. It is rather more as if we are all in a hospital together, but since I have been in this hospital longer, and I got here before, I can give newer patients some advice about how to best take advantage of the doctor’s care.”

I like that. It communicates a very important truth. The church is not a place for perfect people. If it is, then I would certainly not be there. Churches would be quite barren!

The truth is that the church is for imperfect people who are searching for forgiveness and another chance at life through Jesus Christ. It is a place for hurting people to find inward healing and strength.

Do you have a church home? It is a wonderful place to be. If you are not perfect, this is the place for you. If you are lost and seeking direction, this is the place for you. If you are lonely and need friendship, this is the place for you.

I thank God for so many wonderful Christian churches of all denominations across our community.

If you don’t have a church home, I invite you to join us at the corner of Broad and Kirkman in downtown Lake Charles. Our doors are open to all. Especially for those who aren’t perfect!

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