#SOTW - The Sermon of the Week presented by Empty Church

#SOTW - The Sermon of the Week presented by Empty Church

The Empty Church crew is proud to present to you the Sermon of the Week. We explore the vastness of cyberspace to locate and curate a message that you should hear. Every Wednesday we will post a sermon that enlightened, encouraged, and emptied us. We figured that if it encourages us it might encourage you. We recognize our place in the kingdom of God as just one voice in the conversation. We wanted to introduce you to some of the others.

The Cost of Following Jesus - Scum of the Earth Church

"You can't hide behind piety...God is after our best, not just something good." Pastor Fran Blomberg reminds us that there is a cost to following Jesus and sometimes it seems counter intuitive and absolutely counter cultural. Sometimes following Jesus is even dangerous.

Still, we follow because the best of God outweighs all other options.

About Scum of the Earth Church:

From the SOTEC website:

WHY SCUM?
It doesn’t sound like a church name … on purpose. We really want to connect with people who have no interest in “church” by society’s definition. There are plenty of churches for “normal people” and we think we have a unique calling to reach out to our otherwise unreached friends. Our name is integral to that process. Whether outcast by society (e.g., punks, skaters, ravers, homeless people…) or by the church itself, many who come can identify with the name “Scum of the Earth” since they have been previously treated as such.


More important to us, however, the name implies that being people of faith does not mean we are better than anyone else. We know many non-Christians who think Christians are out to cast judgment on them. Our name makes it clear that we aren’t about that. We are just aware of our need for God, as Scum of the Earth. Fortunately, God never sees us like that! But the name is humble and we like that.
–Chris Baker

You can find out more about Scum of the Earth Church at scumoftheearth.net

 

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