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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.



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