Tell a man there are 581,678,934, 341 stars in the universe and he’ll believe you. But put up a sign “Fresh Paint”” and he’ll have to touch it to prove you’re telling the truth.
Maybe it’s our pride that wants to prove others wrong, but doubt is part of the thinking pattern of us all. We doubt the policies of our government, the motives of our leaders, and the truthfulness of our media,
Even with spiritual things, we doubt. We don’t talk about it because if our faith is strong, we don’t doubt. Or do we? If God is love, why does He let bad things happen to those He loves? If He is powerful, why doesn’t He stop it? What if there isn’t a God? What if everything I’ve been taught about Jesus is simply not true? How can I know there is a Heaven? What they’re teaching in secular college and universities across our world is really true – “this” is all there is?
In Luke 7:18-29, John the Baptist struggled with doubting who Jesus was. The greatest of God’s children struggle with doubt.
This Sunday, August 16, I will continue a new sermon series called How to be a Stronger Christian from Luke 7. We often think that doubt means our faith is weak. However, doubt is a sign of a thinking person and often reveals hidden strength. This week I will share the thought: “Strength through Doubt.”
In spite of his questions and doubts, Jesus considered John the Baptist the greatest of all prophets. I hope you will be encouraged this Sunday to ask those hard questions and allow your doubts to bring you closer to the God who strengthens our weakness. You will learn to silence your doubts with facts and faith and overcome doubt with honest praise.
We will continue to have church services in our building at 9:00 am or 10:30 am. For more information about our reconnecting guidelines, visit RECONNECT. You can also watch our pre-recorded service with the same message on Facebook Live or YouTube Live on Sunday at 9:00 am or 10:30 am.
Join me this Sunday.