Monday 21st April 2014,
HeartSupport

Church?

Give Church a Chance photo

why should i give church a chance?

Church shouldn’t be an obligation or a ritual that one feels they need to participate in. God won’t love you any less if you don’t attend church. However, the benefits are beyond measure. Sermons are more than just a list of principles. They offer a new way to better understand God and His will. Fellowship is necessary — Hebrews 10:23-25

~ kris luhrs

 

Give Jesus a chance and He will change your heart. Church isn’t confined to the four walls of a church. Church is both invisible (our faith in Jesus) and visible (unified community of believers).

~ matthew greiner

what should church look like?

 ….you should feel the presence of God.. you should feel comfortable, you should feel welcomed, you should feel excited and thankful to have found this church. Through going there you should see God’s face in the place you are at… in the people that are there, in the words that are spoken from the pastor, from the voices that sing during worship, in the wood in the seats… the church should come alive to you and it will because it is no longer a building or just a place with people attending, it is a place where you can worship God.

~ jake luhrs

 

I once heard a young college girl tell me at a party that she loved Jesus, and even liked the message about Jesus I had told her, but could never be a member of the church I attended because the people there were either “too holy or too wishy-washy”. You mean to tell me that church is made of religious rule followers who judged others? Sounds like you’d fit right in! You mean to tell me that church is comprised of people who show up, raise their hands, and then get drunk that evening and don’t live out their faith all the time? Sounds like she’d fit in!

~ ben sledge

 

Church should be practical and relevant to today’s world, have the Bible as their final authority, worship, not financially pressure the body, and be gracious and welcoming to visitors.

~ kris luhrs

what can you expect at church?

Unity, encouragement, accountability, and worship; all for the glory and honor of Jesus Christ.

~ matthew greiner

 

When I go to church I want to honor and worship my Lord and Savor, I want to feel His presence, I want to sing songs that honor Him. I want to be encouraged by the word that the pastor has to say, whether it is convicting to me or brings me tears of love I want to FEEL GOD! Church is a place where I can honor my God with my time in a place that is in my eyes full of His holiness and I want to show my loyalty by attending His church and give my heart and mind to Him. I go to church because it’s a place to be refueled a place full of others who love Christ and want to share their experiences, their wisdom on the bible, and share their prayer with me! To strengthen one another, to refuel one another, to worship Him with one another and to bring forth troubles, struggles and issues to the throne in prayer in the name of Jesus Christ.

~ jake luhrs

what is church really about?

The church, while ultimately broken, is in a process of being refined by Christ and when we move together as a movement, we become unstoppable. When a wave is started in the ocean, tiny molecules bounce around until they ultimately gain enough energy and momentum to create an unstoppable force of nature. The church is supposed to be that for the good of mankind to bring the kingdom of heaven here on earth. Granted, we are a broke representation of that, but when enough of us collide into one another, we can be a force for good, or destruction. We must be the change we want to see in the church so that we become a representation of the body of Christ.

~ ben sledge

 

Church is all about Jesus. Being in close communion with other believers of Jesus Christ encourages me to live a new life, a life of repentance. Martin Luther opened the reformation by nailing the ‘Ninety-five Theses’ to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. The very first of the theses read, ‘Our Lord and Master Jesus Christ…willed the entire life of believers to be one of repentance.’

~ matthew greiner

Find a Church

 

HeartSupport is proud to partner with the Acts 29 Network of Churches and the WillowCreek Association of Churches.  If you’re looking for a church in your area click the images or links below to find numerous churches worldwide.

Acts29 Network

To find out more about Acts 29 Churches and their vision, please visit their website.  Click here to locate a church.

WillowCreek

To find out more about Willow Creek Association of Churches and their vision, please visit their website.  Click here to locate a church.

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