July 14 – Stupid Questions

Is hell real and, if so, is God just?
If there is a good God, why is there suffering?
Was Jesus not just a good teacher?
Is homosexuality wrong?
How do the facts of science line up with the facts of creation in Genesis 1 & 2?
Can the Bible be trusted?
Why should I go to church?
Aren’t all religions basically the same?
What happens to the billions who have never heard of Jesus?
Is it morally inconsistent to be pro life when it comes to abortion but still be for capital punishment and war?

August 23 – Right Question, Wrong Application

Does God twist justice? Does the Almighty twist what is right? (Job 8:3) Read: Job 8:1 – 11:20, 1 Corinthians 15:1-28, Psalm 38:1-22, Proverbs 21:28-29 Relate: If God is all good and all powerful, why does evil exist? How can we call God just if people are going to spend an eternity in torment for bad the decisions…

Matthew 14:10 (He Lost His Head)

So John was beheaded in the prison, (Matthew 14:10) Read: Genesis 42:18-43:34, Matthew 13:47-14:12, Psalm 18:16-36, Proverbs 4:7-10   Relate: What names would come to mind if I were to ask you who was the godliest people of our generation? Who best has modeled integrity, sacrifice, holiness, etc? For me, two names immediately jump to the forefront at…

Not All Clean

Jesus replied, “A person who has bathed all over does not need to wash, except for the feet, to be entirely clean. And you disciples are clean, but not all of you.” For Jesus knew who would betray him. That is what he meant when he said, “Not all of you are clean.” (John 13:10-11) Read: Ezra…

Even Though

So although Jesus loved Martha, Mary, and Lazarus, he stayed where he was for the next two days. (John 11:5-6) Read: 2 Kings 23:29-30, 2 Chronicles 35:20-27, Jeremiah 47:1 – 48:47, Zephaniah 2:8 – 3:20 Relate: “Help is not always helpful.” I am sure he wasn’t the only one to ever say this, but I heard that sentence…

John 6:60-61 (Hard Teaching)

Many of his disciples said, “This is very hard to understand. How can anyone accept it?” Jesus was aware that his disciples were complaining, so he said to them, “Does this offend you?” (John 6:60-61) Read: Psalms 79 – 82 Relate: Cannibals. That is what Jesus was asking his disciples to be. Worse than that. He was asking…

John 6:57-59 (Eat and Live)

I live because of the living Father who sent me; in the same way, anyone who feeds on me will live because of me. I am the true bread that came down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will not die as your ancestors did (even though they ate the manna) but will live…

John 4:19-20 (Two Mountains)

“Sir,” the woman said, “you must be a prophet. So tell me, why is it that you Jews insist that Jerusalem is the only place of worship, while we Samaritans claim it is here at Mount Gerizim, where our ancestors worshiped?” (John 4:19-20) Read: Deuteronomy 31:30 – 32:52, Psalm 90 Relate: Questions. Sometimes our questions might be big. Sometimes they might…