Famous rapper Lecrae recently tweeted, “I love Jesus, but I’m not churchy. I used to be embarrassed by that, but now I realize it is okay to love God but not fit in with Church culture.”
I will agree with Lecrae if he is alluding only to a religious, legalistic, church culture. However, if he is referring to not participating in a local church, I strongly disagree. This sentiment exhibits a growing trend of Christians who do not see the importance of being affiliated with a local church. Is this healthy? Can a Christ-follower truly follow Jesus apart from a local church?
The book of Acts could also be called the book of the Holy Spirit. It is not just a descriptive book but a prescriptive one. It’s about how the Church should partner with the Holy Spirit.