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Worship Preparation for September 8September 5, 2019
Brennan Manning who was quite the character wrote a book calledThe Ragamuffin Gospel. It is the kind of book that those who profess to be Christians but despise the church love to read and to talk about. I have read it more than once not because it is entirely true; it isn't; but it contains truth. One of those truths is that there are people who are not believers and at least a part of the reason is the people that they know and relate to that are a part of a local church. Does that concern you? It does me. It is why among other reasons the preacher of Hebrews addresses the issue of why it is so urgent that we not only profess Jesus as Lord but live lives in the church, in our homes, and in the world that make that confessioin clear. He gives his first answer to why it is so important to live out our faith in Hebrews 12:14-29. It is important because many who profess to be Christians are deceived, because of the majesty, beauty and bounty of what God has done for us in Jesus Christ and because we receive the only Kingdom in the entire universe that will not one day collapse. Join us Sunday as we celebratre the glory and beauty of all that God has done for us in Jesus Christ.