SHOULD YOU GIVE CHURCH A TRY AT CHRISTMAS? – REASON #4

Well, since we are at the final days before Christmas I want to share with you one more reason to consider visiting a church this Christmas season.  Of course I would love for you to visit the one that I am involved in pastoring, however I know that we aren’t the only good church.  But, this Christmas season I decided to take a serious look at why people should consider checking out a church at Christmas time.  Don’t we live in a culture where it makes sense to see if things are actually beneficial before we try them out?  I certainly do.  So, what are the benefits…that’s what I’ve been endeavoring to show.  Today I want to talk with you about belonging.

Webster defines belonging as “to be secure in a relationship because of affection and dependence.”

Did you catch that?  Secure relationships based on affection (care/love) and dependence.  That is exactly what we are looking for as human beings.  Acceptance.  Love.  Care.  Help.  Friendship.  So..here is reason #4 that I recommend you check out a church this Christmas:

#4 – The church is a place where you belong, even if you don’t believe or behave the same way!

At least that is what we are aiming for and practicing.  Here’s what I mean.  Many are afraid to visit church because of their past, their present or even the fact that they don’t feel like they fit in.  This is why I think it is imperative for the church to be a place of belonging before believing.  So, whatever your story, whatever your past; I want to invite you to take a risk and check out a church – but remember it is supposed to be a place where you can belong even if you don’t totally agree yet.  So if your experience in church is different then that, don’t give up.  You Belong!

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SHOULD YOU GIVE CHURCH A TRY AT CHRISTMAS? – REASON #4

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