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Chris Wescott
07-07-2009, 06:37 PM
Hi All,

I have re-joined this site and in particular this group to get closer to God. I say it all the time, I am a big Matt fan, and think he sets a great example for a public figure that is Christian. He inspires me.

I have strayed from the church when I moved to NYC and want to get closer to God.

Any recomendations for on line Christian groups? Or Churches in NYC?

I am not interested in churches that sugar coat or dumb down Christ's message. I am the type that wants to devote myself to the purity of religion as it is written and meant. I am also looking to make a change in the world in Christ's name. He turned over the table, and so will I!

Thanks All,
Chris

Play The Man
07-07-2009, 07:12 PM
Hi All,

I have re-joined this site and in particular this group to get closer to God. I say it all the time, I am a big Matt fan, and think he sets a great example for a public figure that is Christian. He inspires me.

I have strayed from the church when I moved to NYC and want to get closer to God.

Any recomendations for on line Christian groups? Or Churches in NYC?

I am not interested in churches that sugar coat or dumb down Christ's message. I am the type that wants to devote myself to the purity of religion as it is written and meant. I am also looking to make a change in the world in Christ's name. He turned over the table, and so will I!

Thanks All,
Chris


I have never visited New York City but just recently I was thumbing through the current issue of Christianity Today and there was a cover story about Pastor Tim Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. It appears to be a large church with 5,000 attendants at 3 rented locations. I suppose that could have good and bad points - the bad being that you could get lost in the shuffle and not be accountable to anyone. I will post a link below to the 7 page article. It should give you a good introduction to the pastor and the church to see if you would be interested.

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2009/june/15.20.html?start=1

http://www.redeemer.com/

Maglorius
07-07-2009, 08:34 PM
I will second that recommendation for Tim Keller. He is a gifted teacher and teaches along the same lines as John Piper, DA Carson. If you are near one of his campuses I urge you to check him out.

CAVEMAN
07-07-2009, 09:21 PM
http://www.gty.org/

Play The Man
07-07-2009, 09:36 PM
Here are some websites you may find helpful:

http://www.whitehorseinn.org/ (Reformed/Lutheran/Baptist)

http://www.ligonier.org/ (Reformed/Presbyterian)

http://www.piratechristianradio.com/schedule.html (Lutheran)

http://www.issuesetc.org/ (Lutheran)

http://www.alliancenet.org/ (Reformed/Presbyterian/Lutheran/Baptist)

warriorlion
07-07-2009, 10:03 PM
I think first and foremost my firend that religious may not be the best path to choose. I would recommend relationship with the Father and that of His Son.

surveyorshawn
07-07-2009, 11:20 PM
I am not familiar with the New York area either, but I do get a newsletter from David Wilkerson's Times Square Church, and they have a website you can check out as well. It is awesome. He is the guy from the Cross and the Switchblade book and movie.
Also, as you mentioned online church groups as an alternative, I would like to admonish you with something in regard to that. Please keep in mind that while listening to preaching & teaching and sharing things in a discussion group are good and a vital part of church, of even greater importance is fellowshipping with other Christians personally. If you read the passages on the new testament church, you will see that fact repeated over and over. Remember "do not forsake the assembling of yourselves together." Most of the spiritual gifts are meant to be used in building up the group (body of Christ) and used in a corporate setting. Fellowshipping is also for corporate prayer (whatever 2 or more of you agree on...) and worship. Again, receiving the word and talking about it (such as can be done online) is super important, but you cannot neglect the other and expect to grow as part of the body of Christ.

Chris F
07-08-2009, 07:59 PM
Chris it really depends on what sort of denominational preface you have. I know a lot of ministers in that area so let me know what your prefer and I can see if I can help.