We sometimes hear the charge from those outside the church that the church is full of hypocrites. That’s why they don’t want to be a part of it. Well, actually the charge is true. The church does have hypocrites in it, as well as all other kinds of sinners that one finds anywhere else in the world. The difference is that those in the church know where they can find forgiveness and new life. Jesus lived and taught among sinners in order to provide a better way of life. He gave His life in atonement for those sins so that all could be reconciled to God. Do we in the church still sin? Of course we do. We are no better than anyone else, but we do know who is the source of all life, and we do desire to grow closer to Him. So, the church is not telling outsiders that they are more evil than we are. We are inviting them to come share with us on a journey toward something far better than anything the world can offer.