Do you get stressed during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season?
I do... There is so much going and so many family meetings that life just seems... unmanageable. Luckily we have an amazing God. The Psalms speak to our heart on theses issues. We will be going through four different Psalms in order to combat stress in our lives. We will begin with Psalm 23 tomorrow. I can't wait to share with you!
The "Creation or Evolution" argument has been part of the "ugly things" that have marked the church toward the world. I say that because of the way the Christians have been aggressive in their efforts to push back against the aggressive assertions of the science community.
So how am I supposed to preach on this? With your prayer. I plan on addressing the arguments made by Evolutionists AND sharing the biblical conviction of the Christ follower. I'll need your prayer.
A friend of mine and I were talking about this and I mentioned I thought that this particular question deserved a few more questions. For instance, I'd ask someone asking me this "Why do you want to go to Heaven?" and "Which religion's Heaven do you like best?"
To many times Heaven becomes the carrot dangling on the end of the stick and we chase that instead of chasing a relationship with God. My hope for us tomorrow as we study this question is to develop a heart that desires to know the living God... if we truly want Heaven.
Today we here things like "your truth is not my truth"... People have seemed able to get along until you're working with a boss that doesn't get "your truth" or a two year old that needs to know "your truth". Haha! These can be funny scenarios to consider but truly it's a challenge to reconcile two different "truths". Jesus faced this with Pontius Pilate when he asked about truth and in John 18:38 Pilate retorts "Quid est veritas?" in the latin... you and I have read it as "What is truth?".
We are going to go over this tomorrow and let me just warn you know. It's going to be a wild ride so buckle up. I think truth is easy to find... It's just not always easy to face. I love you Church and for that reason I am committed to bringing you the best the Bible has to say about truth. I pray you will join me tomorrow as we search the scriptures for truth and freedom. Bring a bible or be ready to use your phone app!