One of the hardest things for Christians to grapple with is the question of “How do I experience the presence of God?” In his sermon, Pastor Jon discusses three points that can help us in being able to experience God’s presence.
This week, we had the pleasure of hearing a discussion between Glenn Thomas and Pastor Jon about Glenn’s personal experience hearing the voice of God.
Hearing Gods voice means we learn to walk in the Spirit. In the interview, Glenn discusses his journey with God over the past seven years and specifically recalls the intimate conversations he had with God in the weeks leading up to winning the 43North business competition. Glenn touched on the importance of persistence in pursuing God (especially during difficult times), how he hears the voice of God, and what His voice sounds like.
One of the hardest things for Christians to grapple with is the question “If God is good, why does He allow bad things to happen?” In his sermon, Pastor Jon discusses eight points that can help us understand the key reasons that evil still exist in our world.
The validity of the Bible’s historiography is an often-neglected subject. However, its historical truth has a profound impact on our lives and in our faith. Without its validity, the Bible is relegated to a simple collection of stories with no basis in reality. Its validity gives authority to both its content and its consequences. It means that God is real and is in relationship with His people. It means we cannot ignore the word of God.
Society often considers science and faith to be at odds with one another. However, this need not be the case. Chris Rupe makes a case for both science and faith, providing specific examples in which science supports of the Bible. Drawing from biology, paleoanthropology, genetics, astronomy, geology, and paleontology, we see both new scientific evidence and reinterpretations of old scientific evidence point to the validity of the Bible, revealing God’s handprint across history.
This week Jared Ruddy joined us and shared about how God has given each of us unique sets of spiritual gifts. In 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 and 14:1-12 (read), Paul writes that these gifts should be pursued, especially the gift of prophesy. The same God who speaks to us, speaks through us. The spiritual gifts we have been given are not simply for the edification of one’s self, but these gifts were meant to be shared with people to strengthen, encourage, and comfort. In sharing our gifts, and prophesying, God has enabled us to bring out the unique qualities of other people that can similarly be shared.
Glenn Thomas returns this week to speak about biblical validity, the scope of biblical prophecy, and how to begin to walk in the prophetic today.