At its core, the central message of Christianity (the good news about what God has done through Jesus for the whole world) is good news for everyone. For many people, there are things keeping them from faith in Jesus. In this series, we are going to explore some of the most common barriers between people and Christianity.
In today's message, we explore the last barrier that keeps people away from following Jesus: our own judgmentalism. It was actually something that Jesus could see coming from miles away - and he warned us about. Too bad we tend not to listen! Let's start listening today.
For so many people, a barrier to faith is that Christianity seems so "exclusive" - like it's the only way. Hear what Jesus has to say about that, and about his exclusive inclusivity.
One barrier that people experience in coming to faith is that it just seems irrelevant sometimes. Where's the new life? Where's the transformation? If it actually mattered, it'd matter more. So how can we remove that barrier by making faith relevant in all of life?
For so many people, a barrier to faith is that God doesn't seem to be as present as they hoped he would be. And that makes sense. Check out guest preacher Rev. Janet Jones make sense of this, and show us a path forward!
One of the biggest barriers that keeps people from faith in Jesus is us - his own followers. The irony is that we are called to be a light to the world, but sometimes all we do is obscure it. How can we not be the barrier? Find out in today's message!
Can you believe in science and be a Christian? What about reason? And what place is there for evidence? Maybe these are barriers that have been in your way, stopping you from following Jesus. Make sure to not miss this one!