Is it really that important to be committed to a local church? – Ecclesiastes 5:1-7, Part 4

What commitments do you have to your church family? Do you serve on a committee? Do you help with a ministry? Are you a member of a church? Participating in a small group? How are you doing keeping your commitments? How do you view those responsibilities? Would you say that they are vows you needContinue reading “Is it really that important to be committed to a local church? – Ecclesiastes 5:1-7, Part 4”

Is it okay to give up on some people? – Acts 18, Part 2

Have you heard the words, “There is no hope for them”? Maybe you were the one saying those words or a phrase like it. Maybe someone said it about you. Often we say these words about a person who has a pattern of making bad choices, or a stubborn streak, and they seem unteachable, unreachableContinue reading “Is it okay to give up on some people? – Acts 18, Part 2”

False Ideas Christians Believe About…Church

How many of you watched the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just about a year ago?  Do you remember the preacher?  It was an American, Bishop Michael Curry of the Episcopal Church.  I remember listening to that sermon thinking to myself, “Wow, that guy just brought an astounding message.”  But in theContinue reading “False Ideas Christians Believe About…Church”