Who is God? Why do bad things happen to good people? How can I face the future? Is the Bible reliable? Why do I have to go to church and why and how do I forgive? Asking questions is a normal part of human life. Having doubts is part of the human experience. We do not have to be ashamed of our doubts or hide our questions before God. In fact, God fully welcomes them and welcomes us. On April 16, we are starting a series of sermons called “Questions to God” and bring some of our biggest questions and doubts to God. We hope you will join us each Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
April 16 - Living with Questions and Doubts
Doubts about faith and life are normal. Unfortunately, Christians are often taught to view doubts as failing God. Isaiah teaches us that by bringing our doubts into the open, we allow God’s grace to fill us with peace and strength.
April 23 - Who is God?
People often wonder who God is or if God even exists. Each time we give, receive, or witness love, we get closer and closer to our answer.
April 30 - Is the Bible Reliable?
As Christians, we must always remember the purpose of the Bible is to call us back to God by retelling the story of salvation that culminates in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We cheapen the Bible when we use it to promote our own agendas.
May 7 - Why Should I Go to Church?
We might be able to believe in God, pray, and even worship alone, but in a community of faith, despite all its imperfections, we can connect, grow, and experience God’s love for us in ways we never could on our own.
May 14 - Why do Bad Things Happen to Good People?
It is difficult to understand how God could allow the pain and suffering we see in the world and in our own lives. Jesus is Emmanuel, "God with Us". Jesus reminds us that a better question to ask ourselves is, “What can I do to help those who are suffering and in pain?”
May 21 - How and Why do I Forgive?
Forgiveness frees us from resentment and turmoil. God, who knows us inside out, sees where our mistakes and failings come from. God loves us through it all, offers forgiveness as a gift, and shows us how to extend it to others.