Barna recently hosted a “State of the Church” event aimed at helping church leaders understand what people think of the church in general. One of the key questions they asked was the question of perception. The number 1 feedback from this study, “41% say the church is known for the things they are against.” When the unchurched believe the church to be against them, they will struggle to see themselves as a participant. In this series we hope to encourage you with the Word of God that the Gospel and the Lord Himself are characterized more by what they are for than what they are against.
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Check out Pastor Gary's site at garycombs.org for full transcripts of the message and a searchable database of sermons, blog posts and One Year Bible devotions by date and scripture.