As I drive around I see church signs out front by the street and I notice the names…
Lilly of the Valley Community Church.
Rose of Sharon Church.
Love and Kisses Church.
Bubbling Brook Chapel.
Tear Drops of Jesus Church…. And so on…
It just seems to me that believers need to muscle up a bit. Our church names should be as cool and self-explanatory as sports names at least…usually animals or birds.
Here are some Bible names that might work:
First Church of the Behemoths- (Behemoth (a monstrous and mighty land animal; some scholars say it’s a mythical monster of ancient literature, while others think it could be a possible reference to a dinosaur) – Job 40:15
Community Church of the Dragons- (Dragon (a monstrous land or sea creature.) (Not the devil of course.) – Isaiah 30:7
House of the Hyenas Church- (A fierce dog-like hunter and scavenger) Isaiah 34:14 (I think I have been to this church a time or two.)
Church of the Leviathan – (Leviathan could be an earthly creature like a crocodile, a mythical sea monster of ancient literature, or a reference to dinosaurs.) Isaiah 27:1, Psalms 74:14, Job 41:1
Of course Bears, Falcons, Eagles, Hawks, Wolves and such are already taken… but not Scorpions, Wild Goats, or Wild Ox or Lions of Judah (instead of Detroit). Jesus did not muscle up by “driving people out of the temple,” but by displaying forgiveness and dealing with anger and loving the unlovable… We want to do this as well, but we still need to muscle up a bit… but we have to be what we muscle up for…
“Where two are three are gathered in my name, I am there in their midst.” Jesus