Parents did you know that you are the #1 reason your youth keep the faith as adults? That's right! No other influence comes close to matching the influence of parents on the religious faith and practices of youth. You have Parent Power! Youth Pastor Nate Lohmoeller joins us to talk about what's new at Ascend Live and some of the challenges and trends that face our youth today.
For a lot of people the word “religion” gets a bad rap. And sometimes, it should! In Galatians 4, Paul says that we are free from the bonds of religion, but we are free to grow and become like Jesus Christ. But how does that work in the church in Laurel, Montana, in 2017? Or maybe a better question is, how is our religion different from others around the world? Paul boldly answers this question and it should resonate with us today and forever.
Why do you go to church? Why do you read your Bible or pray? Why do you give to the poor? There’s a lot of answers to these questions ... but the Bible says these things don’t change your right-standing before God at all.
OK then ... so what does? Is there anything we can do? Or has Christ already done it all?