Aug. 31, 2021

Landing a Lost Plane

Landing a Lost Plane

63: Pastor Plek, Pastor Joseph, Lizzie Turk, and Host Catie Sas dive into lengthy questions from Sunday morning's sermon.

 In the diagram of the purpose in the Upper Room... there is a pic representing speaking in tongues, communion and foot washing... does WBCC practice foot washing?

- I’m not sure if preaching the Word solidly or giving out the "nuggets of wisdom" really goes along with being too focused on program or personality, or trying to just get something for yourself out of going to church. The Word is living and active and sharper than a two edged sword. Pulling punches in regards to preaching doctrine doesn't necessarily mean you're reaching more people/unbelievers. God promises his Word won't return void. It can and will do the very work that we think we can do ourselves by only saying "basic stuff" that's easy to understand instead. I’ve heard before, speaking of preaching, that "what you win them WITH is what you win them TO".  What's your take on that? If it's consistently just "basic stuff" preached, won't it be much more likely the "basic stuff" is what will continue to be expected permanently? Won't that produce what you said, like a "30 year old 8 year old"? Spurgeon said "Hide not the offense of the cross, lest you make it of none effect. The angles and corners of the gospel are its strength: to pare them off is to deprive it of power. Toning down is not the increase of strength, but the death of it." He's basically saying that sticking to "basic stuff" can have the opposite effect of just preaching the Word boldly.  Do you agree/disagree? Why?
    - “so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it." Isaiah 55:11 ESV
    - “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart." Hebrews 4:12 ESV
Sorry for the length :) and all this is asked in the spirit of genuine curiosity and discussion, not a spirit of disagreement or disunity. I appreciate the concepts presented and I believe the main theme was rightly presented that going to church is not for us to just get our "religious goods and services".

What are Grecian Jews?

I have a question about purpose over preference.   I probably sound like I am complaining and whining.  I have arthritis, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, and etc.  I usually stay at home, and isolate, and take care of the pain with some medicine, and a hot pack, etc.  I would like to know how I could serve in the church, with all of my disabilities   I am not in a Community Group, yet, but I was.  I need some help finding out what is my calling in the church.  Is this possible for someone in the church to help me with this?

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