If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain. It would mean that there is no afterlife. The Resurrection is everything to faith. It is what birthed the early church and is the primary thing they taught. Discover how Jesus' resurrection is important to our future resurrection. And what type of body we'll have.
The Apostles seem to have failed when they abandoned Jesus during his arrest and trial. We can be guilty of abandoning Jesus at times as well. But did the apostles make this mistake twice? Are we guilty of betraying Jesus like Judas? When Jesus spoke, some were irresistibly drawn to Him, some wanted to kill him, some decided to follow Him.
The church has gotten a little off track. It promises all kinds of powers to us that Jesus doesn't. Follow this message as we look at the life of someone who was used mightily but prayed 3 times for God to remove a thorn—and Jesus said no. Does this seem contrary to all of the promises of God?
If we are living in the tail-end of the last days, and given what Jesus said in Matthew 24, how then should we live? And, if all things are lawful..what things aren't profitable? Is our Christian liberty blocking people on their way to Jesus? Open your bible to 1 Corinthians 10 and join us..
Just prior to the arrest of Jesus, He revealed the promise and soon-coming arrival of the Holy Spirit. He also reveals that soon men will cast them out of the synagogue and will kill them—thinking they are doing a service for God! Jesus gives them the news that He is leaving them but will return for them. Wow. Now they are totally confused. Grab your bible and follow along.
The functions of a Christian church are at the core of society. Society either embraces it or stands against it. It has been the center of community until recently (est.2000 A.D.). The community church is needed. There are functions that have historically been things only a church provides society with.