Pilgrims, Not Consumers

Preacher: Ben Phillips

Series: Membership Matters: Finding Christ and Each Other in the Church

Wrapping up this three part series on Membership, today's sermon examines the way we worship and think about God. In a day and age where "You are what you consume", it is easy to approach God in consumer terms - God is a 'product' that one can use to find self fulfillment and improvement. This is a wrong approach, and one we ought to guard against, for God is to be worshipped, not used. Consequently, the church can get into a mode of ministry and membership which is based on a consumer approach. But Christians are Pilgrims, not Consumers. We will explore what it means to be a Pilgrim (and what it doesn't mean), and how this is very different from a consumer mentality of faith.