Thinking about going to church

We no longer have to look for life in fleeting things. Christ was broken for us so that our ultimate brokenness would be repaired.

Life is crazy isn’t it? Relationships are broken. Tragedy Strikes. Our kids start asking questions. So we contemplate religion, maybe even going to church and you’re wondering; “What’s this going to do for me?” The Bible is a story that has a lot of what you are experiencing in it. There are broken relationships, tragedies and problems all throughout it. God created us to be in relationship with him, that’s what we are really looking for, but we try and find it in everything from pleasure to doing good things and the result, throughout time has been chaos and brokenness. Into that, God sent his only son, Jesus Christ, who did everything perfectly for us. Everything that we should have done, he did. Then, he stepped in and took the punishment that we deserve by dying on the cross. There, he experienced God’s wrath against sin and upon his death, was buried. The Bible says he rose three days later and was seen by hundreds of people. More importantly, in his resurrection, he has defeated the power of sin and death. We no longer have to look for life in fleeting things. Christ was broken for us so that our ultimate brokenness would be repaired. Of course, when you buy into Christ’s life lived on your behalf and then his death and resurrection in your place, you are introduced into a group of people that will seek to love you unconditionally. The Bible calls it a church and Redemption is a local representation of that. There are all kinds of things that Christians should be doing for one another to help us grow into and live out our faith. Sunday services, small group meetings and service activities are all ways we live life together. By serving one another, we help each other grow into the kind of people we should be. If you believe all of this, you won’t be able to contain it. It is amazing news! You will want to tell other people about what God is doing in your life. This is the main mission of the church. We want to tell as many people as possible about what Jesus has done for us. This is not an attempt to gain power over people or collect their money, it is simply good news about our current plight and how God has fixed it. We should be telling people. Here is a helpful word from our favorite atheist.

 

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