Contributed on Mar 2, 2007
Why happiness does not come from putting our own happiness first, but rather by putting Christ first as Lord and Savior.
We’re beginning a new series today called The God Questions. It’s okay to ask God questions and its okay to ask questions about God because God has the answers. That’s what we’re going to do in this new series. We’re going to try and answer some essential God questions. The reason we’re ...read more
Contributed on Mar 9, 2007
Suffering is never easy, but understanding what God is up to helps us cooperate with Him in the process of using our pain for good results.
One of the biggest speed bumps to understanding God can be our encounters with pain and suffering. The hurts we experience may stem from abandonment or abuse, sorrow and loss, fears and failures, setbacks and confrontations, chronic illness and pain - the list is long. We all hurt for a variety ...read more
Contributed on Mar 16, 2007
The misinformation about God unnecessarily makes many people far too afraid of Him when they should be seeking Him as their dearest friend.
Do you remember how, one of the most unpleasant emotions you suffered as a kid was waiting to be punished? Do you remember that? If you had a particularly tender conscience it was especially hard for you. When you did something wrong you just knew you were going to be found out, and you just ...read more
Contributed on Mar 23, 2007
Why I should draw the line where God does in order to lead a fulfilling life and properly respresent the Christ following life to the unchurched.
Last week we concluded from Scripture that God isn’t the bogeyman some people make Him out to be. (“Does God Punish Us When We Sin?”) Instead of being inclined to punish us when we sin He is actually more inclined to show us mercy. He loves us so much that Jesus suffered our punishment. ...read more
Contributed on Apr 2, 2007
Why God chooses to allow the existence of evil even though He is good enough and powerful enough to end it.
Since today is Palm Sunday we’re reminded of the day that the crowds waved palm branches to honor Jesus as He rode into Jerusalem. Waving palm branches was the Jewish custom of honoring a king and for a brief period of time it seemed the people wanted to recognize Christ’s right to reign. ...read more
Contributed on Apr 5, 2007
Why Christ’s followers are so pumped up about the resurrection of Jesus.
We’re going to continue our Easter worship celebration by answering a very important question: “Why should it matter to me whether or not Christ is dead or alive?” Christ’s followers make a big deal that on the first Easter Jesus was alive even though three days earlier He had ...read more