Contributed on Mar 1, 2015
Can faith fix anything? If something does NOT happen the way think it should, is because you didn't have enough faith? Consider the difference between Biblical faith and the teachings of those who would make us doubt God's faithfulness in prayer.
OPEN: It has always impressed me how many great hymns have been based upon various Scriptures. As I was thinking about our text this morning I read I John 5:4 where it says “this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith” and I recognized an old popular hymn. Does ...read more
Contributed on Mar 8, 2015
Many religious people - and even Christians - believe in some form of "karma". What's wrong with that? And why should we not accept that view of God?
OPEN: This month we’re exploring “stupid things even Christians believe”, and this morning we’re going to be examining a theology that is seemingly common to every religion on earth. So many people, in so many religions, believe this particular theology because it seems to ...read more
Contributed on Mar 15, 2015
"Everything Happens For A Reason" seems Biblical... but it's not. Do you know why it's not true? And do you know what God actually teaches about His purpose and promises in our lives?
OPEN: Over the past couple of weeks we've been talking about stupid things that even Christians believe. Of course, these things that people believe don’t seem “stupid” to them at the time. In fact many of these things people believe seem perfectly reasonable… almost ...read more
Contributed on Mar 23, 2015
Almost everybody can quote Jesus' statement: "Judge not". But are they quoting Him properly? Is there something in His words that say more than most people think?
OPEN: Little Tommy was out on the playground during recess and was picking on the other children on the playground. One of his favorite ways of taunting the other kids was make ugly faces at them. Mrs. Smith was the teacher in charge of supervising recess and she saw Tommy doing this. She took ...read more
Contributed on Mar 29, 2015
To say we should let our conscience be our guide seems so reasonable. It almost makes sense. But God never said we should do that. Instead He said we should seek to have a clear conscience. How can we accomplish this?
OPEN: This is the final week of our series: “Stupid things even Christians believe. This week we’re focusing on an old piece of advice: “Let your conscience be your guide.” Have you ever heard that said? Of course, we all have. At the core of this proverb is the idea ...read more