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    Denomination & Faith Movement Discussions - Thread: What do you like most about the church you attend?

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      What I like best about my church is, I think, the beauty and dignity of the worship service. Liturgical worship appeals to me in general, but even among the churches that continue to use the historic liturgy, the wording and how it is done in general strikes me as more uplifting in Anglican churches.

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      I wanted to think about this question so I could give a more complete answer than I would have done just typing off the cuff.
      Things I love about my church


      1: Biblical and Confessional teachings are faithfully adhered to.
      2: We have complete accessibility to our pastor and elders ( that came to mind yesterday as I was leaving a private Confession and Absolution).
      3: The church is small, so we are all at least acquainted with each other.
      4: The worship is liturgical and very beautiful.
      5: People are welcoming and eager to help others in need.
      6: Everybody has a role to play in this church: there are few people who are just pew- sitters.
      7: Our pastor strongly emphasizes the Theology of the Cross, that suffering and endurance is a basic fact of Christian life.
      8: I have to say that the Oktoberfest in our particular parish is one event that certainly seems to draw in the neighborhood.
      9: We have a fairly good outreach program and our parish itself reflects the diversity of the LCMS.

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      I like that the church I attend is Christ-centred, liturgical, doctrinally sound, and very liberal. It fully accepts LGBT people (including marrying them), and is the friendliest church I have ever attended.

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      "What do you like MOST about the church you attend?"

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      Quote Originally Posted by Albion View Post
      "What do you like MOST about the church you attend?"
      1: Biblical and Confessional ( Lutheran) teachings are faithfully adhered to.

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      Quote Originally Posted by jsimms435 View Post
      This is meant as a positive thread to give us a chance to tell each other the positives we see in the church we attend.

      I like how the church I attend reaches out and helps others. We have a big emphasis several times a year where we try to mobilize all of our church into serving. I think that is a big reason we are growing.

      I like the pastor's sermons for the most part also.
      This is a tricky one for me to answer because there's a lot I like about my church.

      I like the pastor's sermons. I don't always get a lot out of every single one but it's rare there isn't something in his sermon that makes me think.

      I really like the serving mentality within the church. It's very rare for a need within the church to go unmet, even down to little things like visiting people when they get home from hospital, making meals for parents of newborn children and the like.
      "Do what thou will shall be the whole of the law" - Aleister Crowley

      "If you love me, obey my commandments" - Jesus Christ

      The Bible comes as a complete package. If we want to pluck verses out of context so make them mean what we want them to mean, if we want to ignore the passages that are inconvenient to our outlook, we should be intellectually honest enough to throw our Bibles in the trash and admit we are following Crowley and not Christ.

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      I like the liberty in my church to praise God the way the Spirit wishes to move in you. I love the sermons because they are for the most part adlib by the Spirit (inspired) and flow completely in accord to my intellect (not so much into hebrew etymology lessons and historical approaches) they are simple and direct, not too much damnation 'talk' but more salvation, revival and renewal in Jesus 'doing'... (Not as works though btw lol)

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