The Church Is Not A Fad

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” Acts 2:42

(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?

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  1. Messianic Gentile says:

    Amen.

    Love the shoe.

    Many blessings…

  2. preacherman says:

    Trey,
    You are so right on.
    It seems that Church become a fad. Or we change church with every new thing that comes and goes. Something thing is trendy so we try to attract people to church by trying to chang something about our worship or doing something differnt. I don’t know. Sometime I do feel like it is a fad when you go or read book on how to do ministry. You know what I mean? First it was Small Groups. Then Purpose Driven. Now Emmerging Church Expereince. What’s next?

  3. Trey Morgan says:

    Preacherman … I hear you. When it comes to “how to do church” we seem to do lots of changing. It’s whatever the next big thing is. Glad I’m not the only one that’s noticed that.

    Have a great week.

  4. The Preacher's Household: says:

    Mr Morgan,

    You and I remember all those fads. My wife does not. That is why someone is refering to as Mr Morgan.

    I understand not wanting to get sucked into the passing fads. On the other hand those new “fads” may just be ways of communicating an old truth. We don’t have to be and probably shouldn’t be stuck in old fads. Jesus, the Bible and the church should be relevant to the world. Not worldly but relevant. That is the real problem to me. I hear concerns,and sometimes share them, over the worldliness in “the church”.

    James

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