We’re continung our sermon series today called “The Reason for God” which deals with popular objections that people have to the Christian faith. I don’t know if you’ve thought about it or not but if you try to share the Gospel with someone who has deeply seated objections to major tenets of the Christian faith your words are not likely to be listened to very carefully.
Actually, we have something in our culture that has been referred to as “defeater beliefs.” Deafeater beliefs are pressuppositions that, if held, make the Christian faith seem implausible. Therefore, an important element of being an effective witness is overcoming defeater beliefs as you witness to someone. That is, you want to gently and yet convincingly show someone how their convictions (which are contrary to God’s revelation) may actually be flawed.
Today our subject is, “Can we trust the Bible.” If someone said to you, “I don’t believe the bible?! You don’t actually believe that is God’s Word do you? It was just written by mere men who were trying to gain control over other people” how would you respond? Hopefully, today will give you some answers beyond, “Well, I do believe it’s God’s Word and that’s all there is to it.”
By the way, Small Groups which officially began last week are following complimentary studies of the questions we’re partially answering on Sundays. Today is the last day for Small Group signup. Please take an opportunity to get connected with some other believers mid-week. It will give you the opportunity to give the gift of real friendship to someone else.
God gives His best to you and is incapable of anything less,
Will (for the pastors)