Houlton United Methodist Church

Giving Bread Being Bread

There is one story that I always keep in mind as I prepare the message. This story is about one church in England. At first, the slogan of this church on the front door was always "We Preach Christ Crucified." But after many years, this sign changed to "We Preach Christ." They still preached Christ, but not necessarily Christ “Crucified.” They started focusing more on Jesus' moral life, his teaching and his philosophy than on his death and resurrection. And some people had left the church. A few years later, the church changed its sign once again. It became "We Preach." From that time on, the church started preaching any topics from politics, ethics to all kinds of social issues. Then more people had left the church. And eventually, the church had to close down.