So many churches in our world; so many congregations in our own city! Does it really even matter what the differences are and what the churches teach? Does "membership" in a church really even matter?
Big questions! Simple answer. Yes. Yes, it does matter. And, in a world where each church pushes something different and vies for attention & attendance, we so often miss the big encouragement: preach the Word, proclaim Christ-crucified - all of him and all of it! Throughout the pages of the Spirit Inspired, that emphasis is certain & that encouragement is clear.
So we recognize what a massive blessing it is to gather in a church home where the primary blessings are the proclamation of forgiveness in Christ & where we rejoice, together, that our Maker knows our names.
To read a sermon with that encouragement, please click here: II Timothy 4:1-5.
To listen to a sermon with that encouragement, please click here: II Timothy 4:1-5.
To follow a path of worship that ponders that encouragement, please click here: Pentecost 16.