Ask hard questions and seek real answers to deepen your faith.
There is a quote from the film Amistad that I love. Anthony Hopkins, playing John Quincy Adams, is confronted with a difficult question involving slavery in America in the mid-19th Century. He says: "There is nothing so dangerous that it cannot be talked about."
Sometimes, in our life of faith, there are topics that may seem dangerous or scary or even threatening to our faith. Instead of diving in and wrestling with these topics, we sometimes ignore them or avoid them. But the truth is, if we hide from honest conversation about the real questions of life and faith we may find ourselves wondering if God really has an answer.
In our February sermon series we will be asking four real questions on topics that can sometimes feel dangerous, or scary, or threatening to talk about as Christians. This February, I ask you to risk the conversation for the sake of your growing faith and understanding of God’s heart and purpose. I would invite you to join in the conversation as we seek “Real Answers to Big Questions.”
My challenge to you – attend a message segment each of the four weeks of the series and face these challenging questions head on. Our questions:
Feb. 7 - Why do bad things happen to good people?
Feb. 14 - What does the Bible really say about divorce and marriage?
Feb. 21 - What does Jesus teach about money and anxiety?
Feb. 28 - What about other religions? Is Jesus really the only way to God?
If you’re looking for an opportunity to go deeper on these topics beyond the message, join me each week in McKenzie Hall during the 10:15 Music segment for a next level conversation. Or, if you prefer, gather with a few folks for discussion over coffee in the Fellowship Area.