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 3: “History in the Making” (April 9):
A bunny. Uncomfortable clothes. Searching for hidden eggs filled with melted chocolate. If you grew up confused about Easter, you’re probably not alone. Maybe you grew up in church and you know it has to do with Jesus, but what exactly are we celebrating? Here’s a hint: It’s not the death of Jesus. Yes, Jesus did die for our sins, but then real people, eyewitnesses saw Him alive. He had told them He would rise from the dead, but no one really expected Him to do it! The resurrection not only proved that Jesus was who He claimed to be, but it separates Christianity from every other religious tradition. We do not celebrate someone who is dead; we celebrate that He is alive and, because of that, we can trust Him.