Good Reasons Not to Go to Church

The unbelieving world gives a number of excuses for not attending church: irrelevance, hypocrisy, legalism, negativity, worldliness. This series examines our role in becoming more effective in reaching the world for Christ.

 

 

  • Good Reasons Not to Go to Church: Image Problems

    The reality gap is this. Our God is an utterly amazing, incredible God. So we think - What does a God-believer look like? Every one of us comes up with an iconic image of what a Christian should be. The gap is - what do we do when we see the gap between out image of what a Christian should be, and our own reality? Preached at Casas Church. Used by ...more
  • Good Reasons Not to Go to Church: Christians Are Unreasonable

    Engage the world. Some Christians are hostile to entertaining questions about science and the Bible, or controversial Scriptural issues. Don't try to make the Bible provide answers to questions it wasn't created to answer. Preached at Casas Church. Used by permission.
  • Good Reasons Not to Go to Church: Irrelevance

    The unbeliever is looking for something deeper and meaningful. He wants to know he matters. Jesus revealed that to reach the seeker we must not crowd people out with dogma and doctrine. We must not be the guardians of morality (the Holy Spirit does that). We must be inclusive and help people with questions to find answers, comfort, love and hope.  ...more
  • Good Reasons Not to Go to Church: Hypocrisy

    The unbelieving world sees Christians as "guardians of morality," placing standards upon others that we can't live up to ourselves. Instead, we are privileged to be living expressions of God's Kingdom, love and grace in this world. Wherever we go, we are like a shining lamp to those who long for someone to demonstrate the true character of Christ. ...more