1. Everything Happens For A Reason
Summary: People often say "Everything happens for a reason." An implication of this is that everything happens because God wills it. This can be difficult to reconcile with belief in a God who is good. This sermon looks at the truth and untruth of this statement.
2. God Helps Those Who Help Themselves
Summary: We cannot expect God to provide for our every need as we sit idly by, so in that sense it is true to say that "God helps those who help themselves," but there are also times when we cannot help ourselves, and God intervenes in those times to save us.
4. God Said It, I Believe It, That Settles It
Summary: We often use this phrase to defend our actions or to attack the beliefs or actions of another, but the Word of God requires more reflection beyond a simple adherence. Ultimately, we must look to the revelation of the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ.