Being isolated from the fellowship of the church leaves us vulnerable to doubts. Scriptures covered this week: Colossians 3: 12-17 Psalm 119: 129-132 Luke 22: 17-23
Suffering & disappointment over a long time can allow doubts to creep in and take root, but it can also make us seek redemption and prevent us from feeling too at home in a fallen world. The passage below are referenced: Genesis 18: 9-15 Romans 8: 12-30 Psalm 13: 1-6 Luke 1: 5-25
We can be so busy with our own party or our own fears that we overlook what God has in store for us. Sometimes we can even be distracted by doing good. Rev. Alex references the following passages: Haggai 1: 5-9 Acts 12: 1-17 Psalm 46: 10-11 Luke 10: 38-42
Although we are to teach one another and especially our children the truth and the facts of the good news, ultimately information alone will not be sufficient to eliminate doubts. Scriptures included in this week’s service: Deuteronomy 6: 4-15 Ephesians 4: 11-16 Psalm 77: 9-14 Luke 16: 19-31
Our dance with doubt goes all the way back to the story of Adam & Eve. Even before they eat the fruit, the serpent introduces doubt into Eve’s mind (Genesis 3: 1-7). Our existence thereafter is tainted by it. Other passages in Rev. Alex’s sermon include: Romans 1: 18-25 Psalm 51: 3-6 John 8: 38-47
Sometimes we doubt the good intentions of our friends and we trust the bad intentions of our enemies. Until the Lord returns, we will only ever know Him and other people partially. Rev. Tracey gives a stunning sermon, focusing on Isaiah 63: 7-9, 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13 and Psalm 27: 1-4.
Our self-doubt is about wrath and grace. Sometimes we doubt God’s holiness & righteous anger, sometimes we doubt his kindness and grace—which leaves us doubting ourselves. Today’s sermon focuses on three passages: Ephesians 2: 1-10, Psalm 119: 132-136 & Matthew 5: 43-48.
Many of us are anxious about money and the security it can buy, but focusing on things rather than on God only feeds our doubts. Rev. Alex refers to several passages to make this point: Ecclesiastes 5: 10 & 15 James 1: 2-11 Matthew 6: 19-34
The cross demonstrates that God is perfect and yet, though we are imperfect, He still desires to know us. Rev. Jamey leads us through several passages so that we can understand why: Isaiah 41: 8-10 and Romans 5: 6-11.
Rev. Alex leads us through a first look at some of the attributes of God. He claims to exist and to be powerful. Alex+ ties several passages together in this sermon, including Isaiah 46: 8-13, 1 Corinthians 2: 1-5 and John 1: 1-18 to illustrate that God does exist.