Resources on Church
A place to belong
By Dr. Jack Graham | January 25, 2018
When you come to know Christ, one of the things God wants is for you to make a commitment to a local church.
Are you looking for a new church home?
By PowerPoint Ministries | August 5, 2017
Each week at PowerPoint Ministries, we hear from people seeking a new church home. Some have moved to another city or state. Others hope a new church will reignite their faith.
Many are looking for the perfect church. The trouble is, a perfect church doesn’t exist. And as one old preacher used to say, “If you ever find one, don’t join it or you’ll ruin it!”
But that doesn’t mean you can’t find a body of believers you can grow with, worship with, and serve with for God’s glory.
If you seek God’s will and pray for guidance, you’ll find a church that offers what you need, especially the teaching, programs, and activities that will keep you and your family growing in your faith. And you’ll be more inspired to invite unsaved friends along.
But first, let’s consider what a church should be. Indoor play areas and super-cool coffee bars are great; but remember, they aren’t core functions of the church.
Instead, focus on the foundation, particularly how the church views Scripture. Does it believe the Bible is the inerrant and inspired Word of God? Is the preaching filled with feel-good platitudes, or is there a strong commitment to solid biblical teaching? Are visitors welcomed as brothers and sisters in Christ?
Thousands of churches call themselves “Christian,” but it isn’t always easy to find Jesus there. When you visit a church, ask where it stands on the tenets of the Christian faith – the virgin birth and the divinity of Jesus; His birth, death, and resurrection; His promised second coming; and salvation by faith alone.
Finally, what happens after the service ends? Do members of the congregation actively live out their faith? Or...
Find a church home and get involved.
By Dr. Jack Graham | July 18, 2017
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
Did you know that God has prepared an eternal home for you? If you‘ve accepted Christ as your Savior, you probably do.
Jesus came to earth, died on the cross, and rose again so that you and I might go to heaven, our eternal home.
As He said in John 14:1-3, “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.”
But God also created a spiritual home on earth for you and me—your church.
Jesus said, “And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matt. 16:18). You and I need to know and experience the fellowship of faith in the family of God known as His Church.
Maybe you come from a broken home. Or maybe you have a large extended family. Whatever your personal family is like, you can still find strength, love, and encouragement in your local church.
Find a church home and get involved!