by Fred Lowery

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What’s the Big Deal about Church - Part 2 (3 of 3)
Series: I Love My Church
Dr. Fred Lowery
September 12, 2010
Scripture Used: Matthew 28:19–20; Hebrews 12:22–24; Hebrews 1:14; 1 John 2:5; John 13:3–6

A few weeks ago we were talking about reasons why we love the church and my last message I got about half way through and so I thought well today is the day I can complete that. As we talk about what’s the big deal about the church. You know this past week unfortunately the big deal has been about a Florida church, a small church in Florida, where the pastor had made a decision to burn the Qur’an and he really got the attention of the entire world. The best way to deal with the Qur’an is to love God with all your heart, your mind and soul and trust God’s word and live that out in love. With rights come responsibilities. Even if something is right it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s best for you to do that or wise for you to do something. But I think there are some questions that we need to ask ourselves because of all that that was on television this past week and I’m glad that he backed out at least at this point in time. And I think the questions we need to ask are we as committed to God as the Muslims are to Allah. Are we as committed to the Bible as much as the Muslims are to the Qur'an? Do we love our church as much as the Muslims love the mosque? But here is the hardest question, is there anything in our bible that we would be willing to die for? Those are some hard serious questions that we need to ask. Now that’s just the introduction, it has nothing to do with my message today it’s just what’s been on television all week so I wanted to say something about it. Kierkegaard, you get excited just hearing that name don’t you. Maybe you want to name one of your children Kierkegaard. But here is what he said. When the average church member thinks about church, here is what he thinks. He thinks that God is the prompter, the preacher is the a ...

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