In this episode, Pastor Richard answers a question about negative experiences keeping people from going to church. Apart from the importance of the 3rd Commandment, he hits on the idea that a false view of the church may be the culprit of why people let negative experiences keep them from the Word and Sacraments.

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In this episode, Pastor Richard answers a question regarding church growth. How should and can a church grow? Is it through a church growth attractional model? Is it through bait and switch methods? Or is it something completely different? The answer might surprise you because it is rather simple.

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In this episode, Pastor Richard is asked about blended worship services. If a person finds themselves in a church where a traditional service is removed, should they venture off to a new church or stay?

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How do we know if a sin is worth punishing or something to let slide? Is the Law rigid, or is it really more like a guideline? Tough questions when it seems that the church cares more about you having pre-marital sex than gossiping! But Pastor Richard has a way through moral morass for you.

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How do we recognize the real Jesus? By what he is doing! It’s tempting to look at what we think we must do, but the true Christ is working for you. You don’t need to work for him.

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The true Christ isn’t “too Catholic” or just about the resurrection. He’s Jesus on the cross, crucified for the sins of the world and then resurrected on the third day. He is the true Christ. For you.

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Not all things are given for all people to do. In fact, God has specifically limited His office of preaching and administering the Sacraments to one particular type of person - men. And if you think otherwise, you might be worshiping a false Christ.

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We want Jesus to speak to us, but we don’t want to look where he’s promised to be. If Jesus is telling you things in your heart apart from the revelation of Scripture, you might be worshiping a false Christ.

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Jesus didn’t come to give us a new law, but we often insist on making them anyway. If you find yourself in this position, you might be worshiping a false Christ.

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In this life we remain sinners. No exceptions. But if you think you can move beyond your sin and become a better person, then you leave Jesus behind, too, and you might be worshiping a false Christ.

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