The Church

Series: Essentials

May 29, 2022 | Paul Joslin

What must Waterstone become, in order to be a church that embodies the kingdom of God and gives hope to those both outside and inside the church? Can we see renewal and restoration take place, not wounding and heartbreak? The things we believe Christ is calling his church to are hard things. They aren’t easy and not for the faint of heart.


  • Live No Lies, by John Mark Comer
  • "Exiles" Barna Study
  • “Why do you and I, sincere religious people, not look like Jesus? We can be arrogant where we should be humble, judgmental where we should be forgiving, hateful where we should be loving, self-concerned where we should be altruistic, and, not least, spiteful and vicious where we should be understanding and merciful. Our lives and churches don’t radiate Jesus.” Ronald Rolheiser, Wrestling With God
  • The Pursuit of God, by A.W. Tozer

Series Information

Other sermons in the series

April 24, 2022

God the Father

What if there is a God so transcendent he has named every star and so...

May 08, 2022

The Holy Spirit

There is not much division over who Holy Spirit is--the third person of...

May 15, 2022

The Bible

Today we explore the Bible and consider, Are there any contradictions...

May 22, 2022


What does salvation mean and how has the church created a gospel story...