Can God hear me? Does God even exist? Ok, what about miracles—do they really happen? Did Jesus really rise from the dead, really? And what about all the other stuff in the Bible? Did it really happen? How do you know?
When it comes to faith, we all have our doubts. Every single one of us. And yet, for many of us, church can feel like the last place we would go to ask questions. Why is that? For most of us, doubt feels like something we should hide, ignore, or silence. If there’s a volume dial, we should turn it down. But is that always true? Does having faith mean I can’t have doubt or vice versa? When we look closer, we find that amplifying our doubt–turning up the volume on the right questions–may just be the best thing that ever happened to our faith.
Session 1: “Let’s Talk About It” (March 26):
Everybody has doubts: your pastor, your small group leader, your friends. At some point we all have questions about faith. And if we’re honest, most of us have tried to ignore them, hide them, or just hope they go away. But what if doubt isn’t such a bad thing? What if our doubt doesn’t make our faith go away, but, instead, makes it stronger than before? Face-to-face with Jesus, one man was brave enough to admit that he had faith and doubt at the same time. In his story, we find that owning our doubt can lead to growing our faith.