Why do we go to church? Was church man's idea or God's? What should we get out of church? Our first answer is to take a look at the church in the New Testament and ask what they did and what they didn't do. We tie up this message learning what the power of the church is. C'mon with us..
Computers, phones, auto electronics sometimes have to be 'reset to factory settings' when they get frozen up or behave unpredictably. We are living in an age that is so far afield from biblical and community living and loving our neighbors that we need to be reset. But what are humanity's factory settings? How is this possible? Listen in.
In John 21 we see the resurrected Jesus reach into the disciples' lives and love them. He has now appeared to the group 3 times. He demonstrates grace, compassion, restoration with Peter—who had just recently denied Him! How great is His love?
During the Tribulation between the 6th and 7th Seals before the Bowls of Wrath and the Mark of the Beast, the 144,000 are sealed. Who are they—according to the bible? How are they selected? What do they do? What do we have in common with them? Jehovah Witnesses especially invited to listen. Grace and peace.
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?