Home > Church Life, Truth in Love Staff > Hard Bondage in Mortar and in Brick

Hard Bondage in Mortar and in Brick


I read this title in one of my children’s Bible study book: “Hard Bondage in Mortar and in Brick.” It came from a lesson in Exodus 1:7-14 that tells the historical account of how the Israelites were in bondage to the Egyptians.

But when I saw it, I thought about today’s church in America. We are in “hard bondage in mortar and in brick” meaning our money is tied up in buildings rather than in ministry. Are we advancing the Gospel in remote areas of the world or are we more interested in comfortable seats for ourselves?

It’s a tough question. Are we using God’s resources for our own benefit or to advance the kingdom of God?

I’m not against buildings per se. I know we like them and want them. But are they absolutely necessary? Can’t we just rent out buildings to meet in and meet in homes or in smaller venues as smaller groups?

Just asking a tough question to make us think. I am not trying to change the world – just advance the kingdom. We need to be about our Father’s business not just our own comforts.

-Mark (free of the brick and mortar bondage)

Advertisements
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: