Monday, January 16, 2012

Are you in a good church?

"When you choose a church you are choosing the people you want to have around you when you die." Arthur Holmes

What a powerful quote from Arthur Holmes. Are you in a good church where you are surrounded around people that care for your soul? Do they deeply love the Lord? Is there a solid message being preached from the pulpit Sunday after Sunday and week after week? Perhaps you are looking for a good church and are having a hard time...

Rest assured, there are a few ways to find a good church. First, if you're in the Dallas/Fort Worth area I highly recommend the church that I attend...Sovereign Joy Community Church (SJCC) in Keller, Texas. Sovereign Joy is comprised of a people devoted to the Scriptures and committed to live for the glory of God. Where other churches have emphasized church growth, and seeker sensitive presentations of the gospel, SJCC desires to strike at something more biblical and historic.

If you're not in Dallas/Fort Worth, I'd recommend visiting 9Marks, which has a church finder. Type in your zip code, and see which churches are near you. The churches listed on 9Marks subscribe to good doctrine.

In addition to that, The Master's Seminary posts a map where you can find Master's graduates that are pastoring churches in your area. Just because a pastor graduated from Master's doesn't mean he's solid, but chances are good that he is. At the very least you'll know he received solid Biblical training and the church where he serves would be a good one to check out.

For those of you looking for solid churches, may God bless you in your endeavor to find one! And as you look online, I'd encourage you to list to a wonderful message from the church that I attend. It's called "Living in Light of Eternity". Here's the direct link to listen:


Rebecca said...

I been struggling to look for a church since we moved to a new area. Now I have an idea where to look. It's not easy, but I know God will lead me to the right one. Your post came right on time. Thanks for taking the time to write this out. God BLess!

zilch said...

I'm in a great church. It's the same church all of us live in- the real world.

Fish With Trish said...

zilch, glad to see you are doing well. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you are having a good new year.