Since the church is the representative of Jesus on earth, Jesus is doing whatever the church does. So even though Jesus himself did not actually do what this article states, it is still shocking to think about how this money was spent.
It was recently reported that total tithing in the United States comes to over $50,000,000,000 annually. That’s $50 billion. Are we spending this money wisely? Imagine what the church could do with $50 billion if we decided that nicer buildings, better parking lots, and newer soundboard were not a priority? If Jesus had $50 billion every year, how would He spend it?
I am not persuaded that home churches are the only way to do church. I think there is very little in Scripture about the how of church. As long as disciples are being made, and we are loving God, and loving others, I can be flexible on most other matters of the church. however, if you have friends and family members that question your involvement in a home church, here are 10 Questions you can ask them in return. I hope these thoughts are encouraging (and maybe a little humorous). I find that most folks haven’t really studied out why they do what they do, so when I ask for answers according to the Scriptures, I usually get Uh…. and Well, I’ve always heard that…
American churches are the richest churches in the world.
But our primary use of the funds God has given us is to construct bigger and nicer buildings for ourselves and our ministry. I am just not sure this is what Jesus had in mind when He said, I will build my church.