Sermon Series

Church, Why Bother

September 4 Church, Why Bother: Part 2: Looking Up.

So what is WORSHIP? Is it an hour on Sunday? It CAN be, and it can be you standing on the mountaintops singing like Maria van Trapp…if you are sincere. So why this gathering – why bother?
Let’s turn to our buddy, Philip Yancey and his book, Church Why Bother, for some direction. Last week reviewed the stats of the NONEs on the rise – and learned that Yancey himself walked away from ecclesiastic gatherings for some time. But he started noticing a loss in his spirit and life, as he described it, “{His} faith faded, a commitment to other slipped away and, ‘the crusty shell of lovelessness (grew) over (him).’” Something needed to change to get him back the the heart of worship …and that SOMETHING was his attitude, the lenses he popped in his spectacles.