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Core Christianity: Tough Questions Answered

Does Jesus, the Pastor, or the Congregation Lead the Church?

host Adriel Sanchez aired July 21, 2022

Episode 1015 Show Notes 

From the Show

The Pope in Rome is not the head of the church, I am not the head of my local church—Jesus Christ is the head of his body, the church. He governs and rules over his church through his officers who are competent and called to serve in this way.

Adriel Sanchez

Does Jesus, the Pastor, or the Congregation Lead the Church?

Questions in this Episode

  1. How can I demonstrate that the Bible is trustworthy and not corrupted?
  2. Jesus tells the woman at the well that he is “living water.” What does that mean?
  3. My Pastor is doing a study in the book of Thessalonians. He stated that the congregation runs the church. Is that right, I thought that Christ ran the church?
  4. My daughter is in the hospital and many non-believers are saying that they are praying for her. I realize they mean well, but how should I take that?
  5. I am really confused about the trinity. How can they all be different and one, and how can Jesus exist before his incarnation?

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Adriel Sanchez

Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as a host on the Core Christianity radio program, a live, daily call-in talk show where he answers listeners' questions about the Bible and the Christian faith. He and his wife Ysabel live in San Diego with their five children.

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