Jesus & His Church in Acts (His Story #37)

Sometimes in life, we see, hear, or experience an event, and yet somehow we misunderstand the truth. For instance, you might meet an incredibly tall athletic-looking man and assume he plays basketball. Yet the reality might be that he hates sports and actually has an affinity for the fine arts.

Well, something similar has happened to Americans’ view of church. Because of our experiences, we have created definitions of what a church is, and yet we misunderstand what it truly is.

So as you listen in to this message from Pastor Erin Bird, be prepared to have your definition of church challenged – which will help you understand more clearly what it means to follow Jesus.

Three Core Beliefs

When making small talk with a young person, we often ask, “What do you want to do when you grow up?” And when they respond, we might follow up with something like, “That’s great! How are you going to make that dream become a reality?”

But rather than ask WHAT they want to do and HOW they are going to do it, perhaps we should be asking “Who are you?”

When we ask this of ourselves, this critical question of WHO helps us know who we are, which then affects what we do. But did you know this question also helps us understand the Christian faith? For when we ask “Who is God?” it helps us discover the character and nature of God, which explains what He does and how He chooses to do it.

So listen in as guest teacher Steve Erickson teaches us “Three Core Beliefs.”

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