Why Bother with God?

Why Bother with God?

Why Bother with God?

Why Bother with the Church?

We bother with God because he made us with needs only He can meet. We bother with Jesus because He repairs our broken relationship with God. We bother with the Bible because it gives us the truth about God and the world He made. But it can be hard to believe and live the truths because our flesh resists it, the world forms us in a different way, and Satan deceives us. But the truths really do matter. The solution…
Why Bother with God?

Why Bother with the Bible?

The Bible tells us what God and Jesus are like. We can know God through reason and experience, but there are limitations to both. Revelation is another way to know God and we get this through the Bible. We need the Bible, something outside of our feelings, to guide us. The fact that we need it does not prove that the Bible is true, but there’s evidence for the Bible’s divine inspiration. The external evidence of the Bible’s divine inspiration…
Why Bother with God?

Why Bother with Jesus?

Jesus reveals what God is like. God can be and desires to be known. He is personal. Colossians 1:15a states that “the Son is the image of the invisible God”. God is loving. As John 3:16 explains, God is so loving that he gave us Jesus, his only son, and through belief in him we have eternal life. Jesus reveals the truth about the human condition. Our relationship with God has been broken. Sin is just a symptom of this…
Why Bother with God?

Why Bother with God?

We should bother with God because we are needy. Acts 17:28a states “For in him we live and move and have our being.” We need God to survive. Some of us acknowledge this. Psalm 42:1 states “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.” We are needy by design. This is good, for the more wonderful, the more needy. Compare an old rotary telephone to an iPhone. The iPhone has more needs…