One of our family’s favorite Sesame Street sketches is Kermit the Frog teaching kids about journalism. His classic quote is; “Asking questions is a very good way to get answers!” The simplicity and humor of this reminds all of us that answers to life’s difficult questions might only require us to ask good questions. This Sunday my sermon is titled; “Questioning God.”

There are different ways we “Question God.” One way reveals our sinful hearts. This kind of questioning reveals a suspicious distrust in God. We see this sinful questioning in Genesis 3:4; “But the serpent said to the woman, ‘You will not surely die.’” The serpent was questioning the truthfulness and goodness of God. When we question God about His Word, commands, and instructions we are questioning God with sinful, distrusting hearts.

On the other hand, we can question God in a way that causes growth in our walk with Him. The Christians in Berea asked questions about Paul’s teaching of God’s Word in the book of Acts. They asked their questions by examining the Bible to see if Paul’s teaching was true. This is our model for growth today. When we are inquisitive and curious about truth we pay close attention to what God has to say. This kind of questioning pleases God and He rewards our questions with answers from His Word.

This Sunday we are going to ask questions of God about the next passage in our Genesis sermon series. My prayer is the answers to these questions would satisfy our curiosity, but more importantly draw us closer to Jesus in trust and confidence!

"Now these Jews were more nobel than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so." - Acts 17:11

- Pastor Curt

Theological Word of the Week:

Teleological Argument

An argument for the existence of God which reasons that, since the universe exhibits evidence of order and design, there must be an intelligent and purposeful God who created it to function in this way.

Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology

Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology

Upcoming Events

Children's Ministry

This week Rock Kids will be digging into the story of a widow sharing her last bread, found in 1 Kings 17:8-16. The kids will learn the Bible point "God is generous, so we're generous." Generosity can be hard for kids. Even just sharing can be a challenge, but generosity is giving above and beyond what most people would consider reasonable. We want to help kids see God's generous heart in how he provided for the widow, and in everything he has given to them.


Sermon Topic - October 6

Genesis: Beginnings

Genesis 4:17 - 5:32

“Questioning God”

Lectionary Readings

Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20

Psalm 19

Philippians 3:4b-14

Matthew 21:33-46

August 2019 YTD