The church is working well when everyone is working in accordance with their gifts. Today’s passage helps us see what a healthy church is like and challenges us to see our place in it.
The gospel does not discriminate meaning that the church has a great diversity of people in it. That’s wonderful, but it can cause divisions and conflict. The gospel also helps us work out those divisions for God’s glory.
The ‘battle of the sexes’ was never supposed to be a battle. Sin has made harmony really difficult, but if we listen to God men and women can honour one another and God as well.
Good Friday at Central Church
Much that passes as Christianity is not actually Christianity. Many think they know what pleases God, but they’ve been fooled into believing something that is less than the gospel. Today we see Jesus confront people like this and it will help us examine if our hearts are truly right with God.
Is God generous or is he keeping the good things from us? Without a doubt he is generous. If you cannot see this, you don’t really know God. Today you will see God’s generosity through Christ as we meditate on the feeding of the 5000.
Complete this sentence: “I’d give anything to have ….”. Jesus speaks to our deepest desires when he challenges us to think about what we’d be willing to give up anything for. Today we tackle this question and explore that which Jesus tells us is priceless.
Is Christianity on the way out? Some would have us believe so, but both the statistics and the infallible Word of God tell us otherwise. Today we will see not only how the Kingdom of God is growing in the world but also how it is good for the world.
Justice is important to all of us … except when we are on the receiving end. Then we plead for mercy. God is both just and merciful and today we will hear what Jesus teaches about that final day of God’s judgement.
Why do some people respond to the gospel but not others? Is it a communication problem? Is it a problem with the message? Is it educational? Cultural? Today we will see the answer Jesus gives to this question.