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The Value of Sunday Worship

Recently I wrote a two part article on Why You Should not go to Church (Part 1, Part 2). If you look at the title without reading the article, you might think that I am suggesting you stay home on Sunday mornings. Nothing could be further from… Continue reading

Why You Should not go to Church (Part 2)

In Part 1 we looked at three common ways we talk about “church” that are very different from the way that the church is described in Scripture. The Bible never tells us to “go to church” or to “attend church.” Let’s take a closer look at what the NT tells… Continue reading

Why You Should not go to Church (Part 1)

You might think that the title of this post is heretical. Maybe it sounds like professional suicide for a pastor to say “you should not go to church.” But bear with me. I want to ask you to consider some of the ways that we think and talk about the… Continue reading

Why we fail to make Disciples

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series DiscipleshipDiscipleship

Last time I challenged you to think about your discipleship program and asked if people are becoming more like Jesus. The problem is that much of what is… Continue reading

What is a Disciple?

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series DiscipleshipDiscipleship

Discipleship is important. Nearly every church talks about it. Nearly every church claims to be doing it. In his final instructions to his followers in the Great Commission,… Continue reading

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