A true church is like a chili pepper

One day, in the early years of my walk of faith, I read a book by Lester Sumrall in which he stated that the true church is like a chili pepper. It had been quite some time since I had last tasted chili pepper, even in food. So I thought I should renew my memories.

I took steps towards the store and went to buy myself some chili pepper. When I got home, I cut it into tiny slices. I took the first bite… Nothing. I swallowed the next slice.. Nothing either. But when I swallowed the third slice of chili pepper, I ran from room to room with tears in my eyes shouting something inexpressible. So.. That’s what a real church is like, I thought.

Not the kind of quiet place, where the lovely sheep are patiently waiting for the Lord’s return, but the kind where there is action. A true church will not leave you indifferent, but will challenge you and force you to change.

So think about it. Are you in a real church or just quietly warming a pew in a building where you shouldn’t be at all? You are there only because it is comfortable. I challenge you to find this true church for yourself. A church where there is life!

With blessings,

Joy Nurme

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