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Another tragedy, more prayer shaming

Interesting during times of tragedy when people of all stripes tend to come together through prayer and offer prayers as a comfort to victims, families, and communities, that the godless among us consider heartfelt prayers either meaningless platitudes that should be done away with, outright offensive, or both.

Nine Important Functions of the Local Church

The local church is the center of the Christian’s worship. This is where our sacrifice for sin—our altar—is presented and understood (Hebrews 13:10; cf. 1 Corinthians 1:23). This is where our worship begins and flows out into the life. We damage the growth of Christian graces in the life if we neglect the assembling of the church (Ephesians 4:11–16; Hebrews 10:24–25).