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I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it. Matthew 16:18

 

This story presents us with two very different kinds of church: Simon Community Church and Jesus Community Church. And all churches get to see which one their church more closely resembles.

 

SCC JCC
 

Welcomes some

 

Welcomes all

 

Judges all who come

 

Welcomes all who come

 

Conceals true self

 

Discloses true self

 

Withholds hospitality

 

Extends hospitality

 

Answers correctly

 

Lives worshipfully

 

Loves little

 

Loves much

 

Is proud

 

Is humble

 

Feels entitled

 

Feels gratitude

 

Labels the other

 

Sees the other

 

Creates tension & anxiety

 

Creates Shalom

 

Traps us in our past

 

Releases us into our future