The Best Defense 05/26/19

Sermon delivered at Second Church of God, Decatur on 5/26/19.

Part four in the series, On Mission, On Purpose: Carry the Message.

Answering the questions of:

How was the canon assembled?

How can we believe a book written over 2,000 years ago is the divinely inspired Word of God and authoritative for our lives today?

10 evidences for the authenticity and authority of the Word of God.

See also the attached article by Charlie Campbell, 10 Evidences for the Bible.

10 evidences

 

Modesty, Yoga Pants and 5 Myths You Need to Know

https://churchleaders.com/pastors/pastor-articles/175460-phylicia-masonheimer-modesty-yoga-pants-and-5-myths-you-need-to-know.html/7

This was written by a woman concerning conviction in her own spirit. As a Christian man, I can testify that her input in regards to a man’s struggles with the issue are absolutely true.

What Christian women choose to do regarding the matter is down to how their own spirit convicts them.

I will say, in our culture, the Christian women changing their views will only be the tip of the iceberg facing men, with the way all the other women dress, the prevalence of pornography, and social media.

Men still need to be extremely vigilant on their own through the power of the Holy Spirit.

20 Biblical Reasons For Unanswered Prayers

This article also addresses the question we answered Sunday morning…

Check it out!

Are you saying to yourself why is God not answering my prayers? Here are many reasons why prayers go unanswered?

Source: 20 Biblical Reasons For Unanswered Prayers

A Good Defense 05/12/19

This is part 3 in the series, On Mission, On Purpose: Carry The Message, entitled “A Good Defense”.

‘ But set Christ apart as Lord in your hearts and always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks about the hope you possess. ‘ 1 Peter 3:15 https://my.bible.com/bible/107/1PE.3.15

Today, we answered three questions from the congregation regarding the Christian faith that both believers and unbelievers alike ask.

  1. What is a biblical definition of faith?
  2. Why isn’t God hearing my prayers?
  3. Why is God punishing me?

To hear these answers from a biblical perspective, listen to this week’s message…

 

For questions of your own, please comment below.

Interesting video… Comments welcome

I encourage everyone to watch the video and ask these questions of yourself.

I will share my own thoughts and biblical support for each question in a week or two, but I want to see what kind of response this gets first.

These are the statements that the guests are asked to identify with… agree or disagree?

I like Christian music.

I have doubted my beliefs.

I support the LGBT community.

God loves everybody equally.

I would date someone who was not a Christian.

I am waiting to have sex until marriage.

If I died, I know I would go to heaven.