You may have wondered, How did the church get started? Why do people all over the world gather together every week to worship God? From the earliest days of the church until today, people become followers of Jesus in the exact same way: through an invitation. July 24, 2016
A conversation with Andy Stanley, Joseph Sojourner and Sam Collier. The first-century church was deeply divided over race and social status. Too often, the modern church is too. But God commands us to love one another as we share with the world the good news that God loves everybody. July 17, 2016
Access was built on the idea that the hope that God offers us is too big to keep to ourselves. But, sometimes, telling others about what God has done for us doesnâ€™t seem like enough. The more we try to explain, the more we realize some things are simply beyond explanation. Listen as Rich Barrett shares some important and exciting news about the future of Access Church. July 10, 2016
We’re blessed to live in a nation of laws. But what do we do when our rights clash with the rights of others? The answer is surprising. June 26, 2016
Too often, the church doesn’t feel like a safe place for people who are far from God. They experience judgment and rejection. But that’s not what Jesus intended when he established his church. He meant for the church to be a magnet for the unchurched, a place where they could find reconciliation with God. June 19, 2016
We all love a great story. Whether a legend, a book, or a feature film, a story is compelling. But the most compelling stories are the ones that are . . . Based on a True Story. June 12, 2016
Thereâ€™s one question about God that elicits the most emotion, but has no emotionally satisfying answer. If God is good, why is there so much suffering in the world? If God were all-powerful, he could eliminate suffering. If God was loving, he would eliminate suffering. So, is he unable or unwilling? June 5, 2016
If youâ€™re a Christian, be prepared to defend your decision to follow Christ. Be prepared to defend your hope or confidence in Christ. You believe that Jesus died for your sins and rose from the grave. Thatâ€™s amazing! But you donâ€™t have to believe it because the Bible says so. Itâ€™s better than that . . .
May 29, 2016
One of the most frustrating things about being a Christian is when someone asks you a question about what you believe. If you had fifteen minutes of undivided attention, you could answer. But what are you supposed to say in just a few seconds? How do you defend your faith without losing your mind?
May 22, 2016
As we said in Part 1, winning anything significant involves choosing to lose something else. In Part 2 of this series we’re going to discover something in a very familiar story in the New Testament that is unnatural and uncomfortable for any of us to choose to lose, but when we do it opens the door to the biggest wins in following Jesus. Choosing to lose in this way allows us to experience something that changes us and our relationship with God forever.
May 15, 2016