A REASON TO CELEBRATE
A certain church in a small town gained a reputation for exuberant worship and large crowds. Their worship was contemporary in style, featuring a band with blaring music. Because the worship center was crowded, the doors were often left open, exposing the surrounding neighborhood to the sounds of worship. Not everyone was pleased. Some neighbors started a petition drive to quiet down the church. They went to a Jewish man who lived just two doors from the church, asking him to sign the petition. To their surprise, he refused. They asked, “Why won’t you sign? You’re not even a Christian.” He replied, “Yes, I know. But if I did believe what those Christians believe--- that the Messiah has come and has died for all---I would be noisier than they are!”
Do you really believe the Gospel? If so, are you being noisy about it?