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 2: “Yesterday and Today” (April 2):
For a lot of us, faith can feel messy and complicated–not because we don’t have enough answers about God, but because it feels like we don’t have enough answers from God about us. Is God there for us? Does He even care? We certainly aren’t the first generation to have these doubts. The nation of Israel had a history of trusting God, then not trusting Him, and then trusting Him again. Through a tradition called Passover, God gave the Israelites a simple tool to help them through times of doubt. It’s a tool that Jesus practiced and then passed on to His followers, and when we choose to continue the tradition, we find that sometimes going forward in our faith begins with looking back.