Many people would say that's the sound of a church service on any typical Sunday morning. Deadly boring... soapy platitudes... hypocritical denunciations... prudish warnings against anything real and deeply pleasurable... ranks of drowsy worshipers putting in their mandatory time in "God's house" before being released once more to life outside the dim stained glass, behind which they comfortably deposit most of their religion until the next weekend.

If that's Christianity, who wants it?

On the contrary, Christianity is a face-to-face reunion with God. Visit our "Eyewitnesses" section to read how Jesus Christ is wonderfully alive and busy in the world today, bringing people to life. As people believe in him and open their hearts and lives to him, they find that he is undeniably real, powerful, and good. Our earnest hope is that you also will become an eyewitness of his majesty.

Prepare for October 26 Worship

From Pastor Paul to the Singing Saints of God:

Brothers and sisters, below are the hymns we will sing this Lord’s Day, which we have designated a visitors Sunday—just to encourage us to do what should always be our goal—inviting others to come and to know the Lord!

The text I hope to preach is Acts 17:16-32, which records Paul’s missionary experience in Athens, that proud seat of human learning. Paul saw that their city was full of idols and that they were very spiritual, but they were trying to worship an unknown god—even having an altar inscribed, “To the Unknown God.” He then proclaimed Jesus Christ to them. Pray that the people we invite will come, and that the Lord will help all of us to love our visitors and me to preach, and that he will pour out his grace upon us all!

379 … Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now
498 … Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners
646 … Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts
648 … My Jesus, I Love Thee

With the love that is in Christ our Lord,

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