Should I Leave My Church If I think It Is Changing for the Worse?

Episode 484 Show Notes 

From the Show

When it comes to finding a church, so many people today focus primarily on style and programs, not, “Is the word of God being faithfully taught? Is Christ being preached? … You know, I might not appreciate the more contemporary songs, but can I live with this because the gospel is being preached and that is what worship is all about?” Christ is being exalted, and my brothers and sisters are growing, and I can grow with them. 

—Adriel Sanchez

Questions in this Episode

1. Why should I trust radio pastors? They ask people to put 100% of their trust in God, and then ask us to give our money or time to fill their coffers as they wear $1,000 suits! Does the Holy Spirit work better in expensive suits?

2. How important do you believe it is to include a dedicated slot specifically for the public reading of Scripture in our worship service liturgies, and could you elaborate as to what most informs your thoughts?

3. How, when, and what made God decide to have a specific group of people to call his own (Israel), especially when in the first place he created each and every person in his image? Why did he choose Israel and call other tribes his enemies and actually fight them using his chosen people?

4. I am not happy with the direction my home church is going in. We have made several changes over the last year to become a more contemporary place. Could you provide me with some guidance on how to deal with these changes like being online each Sunday and get connected with some friends each week? 

Resources

God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel: How Truth Overwhelms a Life Built on Lies by Costi Hinn

A Better Way: Rediscovering the Drama of God-Centered Worship by Michael Horton

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