Why Church?

These days, “Spirituality is hot; Religion is Not!”  Community is hip, but the church is lame. Both inside and out, organised religion is seen as oppressive, irrelevant, and a waste of time. Outsiders like Jesus but not the church. Insiders have been told they can do just fine apart from the church.
— From: Why We Love the Church — by Kevin DeYoung & Ted Kluck

“Church” is taking a bad rap right now. It has an image problem! So what should we do?  Throw the baby out with the bath water? Give up on it?  At Grace Church we love the church and we love our church and the best way we can think of to answer these questions is to search the Bible for God’s solutions.

Our “WHY church?” series explores the what/why/how/when/where of church: Is it important? What is the purpose of the church? Why do we do the things we do?  Our hope is that all who hear these message will be refreshed with the truth that God loves his church, sent his son to die for those who are part of it, and is still building and using his church for the furtherance of the gospel and for the glory of his name.


DATETITLESCRIPTURE TEXT
06/09/2009WHY: Church?1 Peter 2:1-10
13/09/2009WHY: Pray?-
20/09/2009WHY: Community?-
27/09/2009WHY: Preach?2 Tim. 3:10-4:5
04/10/2009WHY: Sing?Col. 3:12-17

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