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Sometimes, we wonder why God didn't answer our prayers, why God allows suffering, or why we can't feel His presence. God may not meet all your expectations, but that's not bad news. Find out why in our new series: "I Want to Believe, But..."
I Want to Believe, But... - Part 1: I Dream of Jeannie
We are so used to life on demand. When was the last time you binged-watched a TV series? No commercials, it was there exactly when you wanted, no cliff hangers. Sometimes we expect God to be like that...
Looking at it another way, some of us may remember I Dream of Jeanie or Aladdin (if you are younger). Either memory makes us think of wishes on demand. Do we ever expect God to be that way?
When God doesn't answer one of our prayers, we may wonder why God isn't a Genie. We can be completely disillusioned when we wonder why God allows suffering, or are confused about feeling His presence. God may not meet all our expectations, but that could be good news! Find out why in our new series: I Want to Believe, But....
There's lots to think about when it comes to rules.
Most of us don't mind rules that apply to others, but when the rules are for us it's another story.
Often rules seem to restrict us, especially the crazy or silly ones.
What’s the craziest or silliest rule you’ve had to follow?
Some of us are just rule-breakers rather than rule-followers.
Which are you?
All of our thinking and indigestion over rules will shape our view of God, especially when we assume that being a part of a church is all about rules or actually believe that being a rule-follower makes you close to God.
This Sunday we are going to try to tackle the question of where rules fit into being a Christ follower. Join us for our next installment of "I Want to Believe, But..." with Part 2 - The Rules.
I Want to Believe, But... - Part 3: Not Feeling It!
This week we will continue our series, "I Want to Believe, But..." with our third installment, "Not Feeling It!" We'll wrestle with what it means to feel God's presence and what we do when everyone around us seems to be sensing it except us.
I Want to Believe, But... - Part 4: There Is So Much Suffering
Have you ever had someone say to you, “I would believe in God, but there is too much suffering?” Have you ever struggled with that question yourself? What do you think the answer is?
Join us this Sunday as we will wrestle with the possible answers. Hopefully, we will leave with a little more understanding so we are more equipped to respond to the suffering in our world and the suffering in our lives.