There are more mega-churches in the U.S. than ever before, but the number of Americans who actually go to church is decreasing. Could it be that all of our market driven strategies and plans are causing Christians to move about from one hotspot to the next, but not bringing new babies into Christ's family? It's time for us to stop debating whether our pastors need to spike their hair and wear their shirt out to keep up with the times and get back in time to the first century document that actually tells us the truth about Christ and His Body—the Church. Listen to this eight part series and stop church hopping and start church planting and building.
The Encouragement Factor (Romans 1:8-17)
Ever get caught in a undertow? The feeling that you just don't want to go to church and fellowship with your brothers and sisters can be just as strong and even more lethal. Check out Romans 1:8-17 and see what the Apostle Paul has to say about the imperative to get together and then listen to this week's Truth Encounter.
One Another Living (Galatians 5-6)
"I thought you were supposed to be a Christian! How could you have ever done such a thing to me?" When the raw reality that God's children can fail horribly drenches us with spiritual ice water, how should we react? Are you a rejecter or a restorer? Turn to Galatians 5 and 6 and listen to this week's encounter with the Truth.
Devoted to One Another Living (Romans 12:10ff)
Teams that make it to the Super Bowl have chemistry--that binding factor that causes the whole to become far more powerful than the sum of its parts. When we gather together as believers, Jesus wants to generate this kind of chemistry mobilized to a far great purpose. The Apostle Paul in Romans 12:10ff reveals to us how we can activate this powerful bonding agent of love?
The Non-Disposables (1 Corinthians 13:8-13)
Want to build some basics into your life as we begin 2012--priceless character traits that have held their permanence for more than 2000 years? Then check out this week's Truth Encounter--The Non-Disposables.
The Church The Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12)
We just celebrated the entrance of Jesus into the world at Bethlehem as we closed 2011. As we begin 2012, is Christ still revealing His presence on the earth? If He is, how does He do it?
The Church The Bride (Ephesians 5:22-31)
What's the definition of marriage? In our culture the debate rages, but while we try to preserve the fact that it is between a man and a woman, have we forgotten the deepest meaning of our marriages?