(sermon link) Sunday I talked about how the early church was a “devoted” church. One of my points is that “church” to them was not a fad, it was a committment. Fads have come and gone for the past 100 years, but the church has always lasted.
As I began looking up pictures for my powerpoint of fads that had come and gone, I found myself laughing at some of the fads we’ve taken part in over the past 30 years. Fashion fads such as bellbottoms, bermuda shorts, mullet haircuts (I’m sure I’ve just offended a few rednecks with that one), go go boots, big hair, leisure suits, members only jackets, tie dye shirts and other fashion faux pas. Or how about 8 track tapes, hula hoops, pet rocks, goldfish swallowing or telephone booth stuffing. I remember some of them well, too well. Here are a few pictures. Remember any of these fads?
Fads come and go, but the church doesn’t. It will last forever. It was established upon the rock, Jesus Christ and if it’s anything like the church in Acts, then it’ll be full of devoted and committed children of God. Here are a few more verses about the devoted church (Acts 5:42, Matthew 6:24, 2 Corinthians 7:12).
What fads do you remember?