I was trying to remember this verse to respond to your posts, It was read last Sunday in church. GOING TO CHURCH IS IMPORTANT!
I agree with your #1, #2 maybe not so much, #3 yes if the Holy Spirit is there. There are many dead churches out there.
Yes, there are many “dead churches” out there. But some of my greatest lessons in life I have learned from taking the dead end path.
Ironically, the name of the road my home is on was in-advertantly named “Dead End Road” by the township as they saw the sign we placed at the entrance years ago to keep large trucks from entering and having to back-down the entire mile to get back on the main road again. When they assigned my street address as “Dead End Road” in the new 911 address system, I asked for a technical correction and I renamed it “Peace Valley Road!” How ironic! The dead end path is not necessarily the wrong path! It’s a growing and learning experience.