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Decluttering Christianity: New teaching series

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The nature of life is to become cluttered.

We all tend to collect stuff that we assume is useful to hang onto, but over time these seemingly valuable and harmless things just make the spaces in our lives cluttered, cumbersome to manage, and unattractive.

Faith is no different. Each year, more and more people in the United States lose personal interest in the Christian faith — not because they are turning to other religions or even atheism as options, but simply because they don’t see any of it as relevant. In the past, the message of Jesus was compelling, irresistible to people, and it still is — in many other parts of the world. What was that message? Is it getting lost in America today in a lot of Christian clutter?

Throughout history, people have tried to add expectations to the message of Jesus and what it means to be a Christian, thinking they are useful or helpful things to hang onto. That is no less true today, and those things soon turn into stumbling blocks for others, cluttering Jesus’ simple, life-changing message and making it unattractive, uninteresting.

Join us as we look at what life was like for the first people considering Jesus’ message, the Christian clutter at that time that hindered them, and rediscover the life-changing message of Christ’s love and grace.

  • Apr. 28  Destroying Grace (Galatians 1:1-10)
  • May 5   You Can’t Dispute a Changed Life (Galatians 1:11-2:21)
  • May 12  Preparing Our Children for Adoption (Galatians 3:23-4:31)
  • May 19  Out with the Old, in with the New (Galatians 3:1-22)
  • May 26  What’s Love Got to Do with It? (Galatians 5:1-26)
  • June 2  What Matters Most in this Life (Galatians 6:1-18)