As a matter of fact, if you are hindered from connecting with Providence, we'll help you find a godly church where your soul with profit spiritually.
We know that Christ honoring churches are few and far between in the Mid Ohio area, and it can be tough finding a local body of believers with which to fellowship.
To that end, we are putting together a series of posts on "Choosing the Right Church." Over the next couple of posts, we will be highlighting a few of the top priorities that you should keep in mind when choosing a church.
We want to kick it off by reminding you that a godly church will be one that honors God's word. Of course, no false church is going to come out and say, "Hey, we don't really give a whoot about God's word here." So its important to understand what makes for a church that really respects God's word.
A church that takes the Bible seriously will be a church that is dedicated to reading it during their services. And we are not talking about a fleeting verse or two here or there. A service should have at least one hearty Scripture reading.
If a church really believes that "All Scripture is useful for teaching, rebuking, and training in righteousness," and is convicted that God's word "does not return void," then it logically follows that they will integrate significant portions of it into their services.
Think of it this way: If you go to a restaurant, you should expect to get some food. If you go to church, you should expect to hear from God.
God speaks to us through His word, the Bible, and any church that isn't opening the Bible and reading a good deal of it each Sunday cannot be said to be listening to God.