Why do you take the Lord’s Supper? Why get baptized? What does it mean to you? Is it “nourishing” to your soul? As Christians, we sometimes lose perspective on the ritualistic things we do. To be meaningful in our participation of the sacraments we must focus on the biblical purpose of them. There is truth in them that is a bedrock to our faith. Listen to this sermon and pray to discover this truth.
Churches don’t often practice church discipline anymore. A large reason why is because of past abuses of church discipline. Legalism and abuse of power by church leaders has led many to reject the concept of discipline. These are legitimate reasons to be wary. It is important for Christians to begin acknowledging, though, that the neglect of church discipline is just as wrong as the abuse of it. Where do you stand on this issue? More importantly, where does the Bible stand? Listen for more.
Oh no! It’s another “give to the church” sermon. Why are people cautious and unaccepting of these types of sermons? Certainly, there are legitimate reasons when there are pastors out there who tell their congregations that God told him he needs to have a personal jet to spread the gospel. Abuse is real. But what about the abuse that occurs within our own soul? Are we also greedy and that is the real reason we don’t give? Listen to this sermon to be challenged in your true intentions on why you give or don’t give.
Is your church Bible based? Are you sure? Sometimes we take for granted and assume it is simply because it seems common sense that it should be. But how often did the Israelites abandon God’s Word though the temple still stood. Eventually, because they abandon God’s Word, the temple was destroyed. It is time to evaluate whether our practice and mindset is to adhere to God’s Word rather than worldly trends and so called spiritual principles.