Hypocrisy, Integrity, and Reaching People for Christ: Barriers in the Church

Church Unscripted | Episode 28

Faith and community are two integral aspects of our lives that provide support and guidance, especially in challenging times. In our community people come together to navigate life's difficulties, have hard conversations, and build meaningful relationships. This blog post explores how faith and community can help us address tough topics within our families and homes, ultimately drawing us closer to Jesus.



In seeking God's purpose, we are like Jacob wrestling with God, persistently pursuing until we see His plans unfold.

It is important to maintain proximity and real relationship with God, just as we do with our spouses, through deep, heartfelt prayers.


Embracing Hard Conversations


Having hard conversations is a necessary part of cultivating strong faith and community ties. It requires us to engage in open and honest dialogue, addressing topics that may be uncomfortable but are crucial for growth. These conversations can center around faith, family dynamics, personal struggles, or societal issues that impact our community. By approaching these conversations with love and empathy, we create an environment where transformation and healing can occur.


Fostering Community Resilience


Living in a strong and supportive community like Brookside enables us to tackle challenges with collective strength. The early church in the book of Acts serves as a model for community resilience, where believers shared everything and supported each other. Through shared experiences, prayer, and putting on the full armor of God, we can protect ourselves from the attacks of the enemy and stand united.


The willingness to engage in hard conversations create a fertile ground where families, homes, and individuals can grow closer to Jesus. By embracing these values and being open to transformation, we can build stronger connections and make a lasting impact on our community.




In this episode of Church Unscripted, Pastors Eric, John, and Yul dive into some thought-provoking topics. They explore the complexities of sin, offering a fresh perspective on acceptance and understanding. With heartfelt anecdotes and biblical insights, they address the importance of confession, forgiveness, and accountability in our lives. Join the conversation as they discuss the impact of sin, the power of God's word, and the pursuit of true identity in Jesus. You won't want to miss this eye-opening and inspiring episode!


In this episode of Church Unscripted, Pastor David, Courtney, and Pastor John dive into the power and impact of the Word of God in our lives. They share personal experiences and insights on how to make Scripture come alive, foster a love for the Word in our families, and find a balance between discipline and grace. Tune in as they discuss the transformative nature of the Word, the importance of prioritizing it in our lives, and how it can lead to revitalization and change. Don't miss out on this inspiring and thought-provoking conversation.


In this episode of Church Unscripted, we dive into the importance of pursuing God with the same passion as pursuing a spouse in marriage. They explore the concept of God as a jealous God who desires our undivided attention, drawing parallels between Jacob's wrestling with God and our own pursuit of God's purpose in our lives. From the struggles of maintaining a close relationship with God to the impact of Satan's attacks, this episode tackles deep questions about faith, community, and humility.


In this episode of Church Unscripted, our pastors dive into the importance of addressing injustice and building a strong foundation before pursuing future goals. Drawing from the story of Nehemiah and their own experiences, they discuss discernment, the role of social media, and the need for personal growth before leading others. Prepare for a thought-provoking conversation on justice, timing, and what it looks like to trust in God's plan. Don't miss out on this enlightening episode.