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The Christian life—especially when it comes to being part of a church community—is full of discomfort and awkwardness. After all, Jesus calls us to "deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Him." But God uses these challenges to help us know Him better. Instead of searching for our perfect, "dream church," let's embrace the uncomfortable and difficult parts of the Christian life in order to grow and experience the depth of Christian community.

The Christian life—especially when it comes to being part of a church community—is full of discomfort and awkwardness. After all, Jesus calls us to “deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Him.” But God uses these challenges to help us know Him better. Instead of searching for our perfect, “dream church,” let’s embrace the uncomfortable and difficult parts of the Christian life in order to grow and experience the depth of Christian community.

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