In a world filled with so many different religious beliefs, spiritual convictions, and personal opinions about what is true, what is important, and what matters,
it's no wonder more and more people are throwing in the towel and walking away from organized religion.
Andy Stanley has a powerful sermon series called "Starting Point" that deals with this very issue.
We have been listening to the series in our Sunday School class over the past couple of months, and my faith has been renewed and strengthened on so many different levels through each message.
to listen to all of these sermons and click on number seven "Don't Stop" to hear the powerful sermon we heard yesterday.
Here is a short description of this sermon from North Point's website:
The ability to believe is the most powerful force at mankind's disposal.
Everything that has been done, for good or bad, was done because someone believed it could be or should be done.
Every problem that has been solved was solved because someone believed it could be or should be solved.
We constantly look for evidence to support what we believe is true.
In the case of religious belief, that means if you believe deeply enough any religious system becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
If that's true, isn't it possible that Christianity is just an example of groupthink on a massive scale?
If you or someone you love is struggling to understand why believing in Jesus matters,
this sermon may be the answer.
The whole series is worth your time, but this specific sermon spoke to me in a powerful way yesterday and I had to share it with you.
Have a wonderful last Monday of 2013!!
Don't Stop Believing!