Poverty is such a big issue that we don’t know how to really help. We tend to get frustrated and confused. Most of us stick our heads in the sand and try not to think about it but Jesus calls us to care about poverty. This week, Pastor Doug will help us understand this calling as we work towards a helpful response to poverty. Don’t miss week two of our Poverty: Who Cares series.
When we think of poor people, we might think they are poor because they are making poor decisions, but the data does not support that belief. You may be unaware of the system that limits what decisions can be made and compounds the impact of poor decisions. This week Pastor Brian will kick off this series as he helps us reframe and define poverty in the first message of our Poverty: Who Cares series.
Haven’t Catholics been around since the beginning of Christianity? It seems like the Catholic church is our estranged parent. Sure, they have some strange traditions and funny hats but aren’t we on the same team? This week, Pastor Doug will look at the similarities and the differences between the Protestants and the Holy Catholic Church. He promises to not nail any lists on any doors as we finish up this Options of Belief series.
Who are the Jehovah’s Witnesses? Why don’t they celebrate their birthdays or accept blood transfusions? Is it true that only 144,000 will escape the fires of Hell? There is a lot of confusion on who the Jehovah’s Witnesses are and what they believe. This week, Pastor Brian will help us understand this religious group and if you don’t make it to church, he might come door to door to visit with you! Don’t miss this third message in the Options of Belief series!
Are Muslim people dangerous? Does the religion of Islam teach its followers to kill Christians and infidels? How should we respond to Muslims and do we have anything in common with them? Islam has been in the cross hairs ever since 911 and this week, Pastor Doug will look at this religion and its followers and explain the dangers and misconceptions of its teaching. Don’t miss this second message in the Options of Belief series.
What do Mormons believe? Are they just another Christian denomination or are they a different religion? Some say they are a cult but how can that be when we almost had a Mormon president? As we kick off this new series, Pastor Doug will look at Mormonism and answer the tough questions as he sits down to interview a leader of the Mormon Church. Don’t miss this first message in the Options of Belief series.
The year was 1964 and the song was Can’t Buy Me Love. Some have thought the song was about prostitution but the writer, Paul McCartney said it was about what matters most in life, love. The Bible tells us that God is love and this week, Pastor Doug will look a little deeper into this theme to reveal that love, in its purity, is sacrifice. Don’t miss the final week of Faith in Rock N Roll: The Beatles!
The year was 1971 and the song was Imagine. Though not a Beatles song, Imagine was John Lennon’s second solo album and included this song that he hoped would reach a large audience with his message and hope of love. The pages of scripture have echoed the same imagination of a world filled with love. That day will come but for now we are called to be the agents of God’s love. This week, Burke Perry will look closer at this theme and specifically the racial divide in our world today. Don’t miss the third week of Faith in Rock N Roll: The Beatles!
The year was 1970, it was the final album and the song was Let It Be. Paul McCartney inspired this song after a dream he had of this mother, Mary. Millions have been inspired by the song’s idea that good can come from hard times. This truth comes from the pages of the Bible and this week, Pastor Doug is going to look at this truth as we all go through our own kinds of struggles.
The year was 1965 and the song was Help! John Lennon said that this was one of his favorite albums because he wrote it at a time in his life when he really needed help. It seems odd that no amount of fame or fortune can get us through tough times. We find ourselves in need of help. This week, Pastor Doug is going to look at what God has to say on the subject of helping each other in times of need. Don’t miss the first week of Faith in Rock N Roll: The Beatles!