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Compass Church in Bloomington-Normal, IL exists to make God accessible to everyone. It is a community where you can discover how to follow Jesus and connect with others in a life changing way.

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Compass Church in Bloomington-Normal, IL exists to make God accessible to everyone. It is a community where you can discover how to follow Jesus and connect with others in a life changing way.

    The Logic of Toxic Religion

    The Logic of Toxic Religion

    Diving into the world of religion can feel like navigating a maze of rules and expectations. Some systems enrich our understanding of God, shedding light on His plan for us. Yet, others can become toxic, distorting our view of who God truly is. How do we discern between the two? How can we recognize and avoid the logic of toxic religion in our own lives? Discover how to navigate the complexities of faith and avoid embracing the logic of toxic religion.

    Matthew 23:16-22 | Chris Shandrow

    Why Are Christians So Hypocritical?

    Why Are Christians So Hypocritical?

    Have you ever wondered what non-Christians really think about Christians? A nationwide study in the United States reveals some surprising and challenging insights. While many Christians view themselves as generous and compassionate, the number one descriptor from non-religious people is "hypocritical." Why is there such a stark contrast? What lies behind this perception, and how can we bridge the gap? Join us as we explore these questions and uncover the path to authentic faith.

    Matthew 23:13-15 | Chris Shandrow

    God’s Upside Down Kingdom

    God’s Upside Down Kingdom

    Trendy clothes and the latest gadgets are two ways we use appearances to communicate to other people how they should think about us. In the same way, the Pharisees would exaggerate religious attire for honor and attention from their community. Instead of honoring God, they wanted honor for themselves. In the kingdom of Earth, people try to climb the ladder of power and influence. But in the kingdom of God, it’s all turned upside down. Discover how the hypocrisy of the Pharisees may be present in our lives and what we can do about it.

    Matthew 23:5-12 | Kirsten Freeze

    How To Be a Religious Hypocrite

    How To Be a Religious Hypocrite

    Have you ever felt like the people you look up to, especially spiritual leaders, might not be as genuine as they seem? It's like they have a public persona and a private one, and sometimes, they don't match up. We call this difference hypocrisy. It can leave us feeling confused and cause us to wonder if what we've been taught to believe about God is incomplete, or even totally wrong. But, is it reasonable to dismiss everything we believe because of this? What exactly is hypocrisy, and how does it affect our faith?

    Matthew 23:1-4 | Chris Shandrow

    Poking Holes in Religious Certainty

    Poking Holes in Religious Certainty

    We all want to be sure of our beliefs, especially when it comes to life's big questions. But what happens when our certainty leads to disagreements, especially in religion? Join us as we unravel this common theme and delve into whether certainty is always a good thing. Discover Jesus' perspective on religious certainty and how it influences our daily lives.

    Matthew 22:41-46 | Chris Shandrow

    The Good Samaritan

    The Good Samaritan

    In today's world, we often find ourselves on different sides of various issues. For every belief you have, there is someone who has an opposing viewpoint. Whether those differences are moral, religious, or political, there always seems to be a gap between us. Jesus calls us to love our neighbor as ourselves, but what about those we strongly disagree with? What about people whose beliefs clash with ours, whether it's about sexual ethics, family values, politics, or religion? What is our responsibility to those whom we find morally objectionable? In the story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus reveals a radical view of mercy that may show us a way forward in a divided world.

    LUKE 10:29-37

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