As we live our lives, questions often arise. We have questions about the state of our world. The recent pandemic flooded our minds and social media feeds with various questions. We have questions about our leaders and government and the decisions they are making. We have questions about world events and the outcome of the conflict in Ukraine. We have questions about how to raise our children and the unique opportunities and challenge that each child presents. We have questions about the best ways to love and serve our spouse and create a stronger marriage. We have questions about our health and the health of our loved ones. We have questions about our jobs and finances. We have questions about the future.
We are a people filled with questions.
Some of these questions concern our faith and relationship with God. Sometimes, we may feel like these questions may be silly or irreverent. After all, shouldn’t we have most things figured out by now when it comes to our faith? Yet, questions persist, and we wonder and dwell on these questions that nag at us. Our family and friends have questions about faith, as well, and they often look to us for answers or guidance. What do we do with these questions of faith that arise in our hearts and minds? How do we answer these questions that challenge our faith?
Beginning, next Sunday, April 24 th , we are going to begin a series of lessons addressing some of these questions. We are going to focus on five questions that are prominent in our minds from time to time and in the minds of those we love. We won’t answer every question that lies within us, but we are going to take a shot at answering these selected questions.
- Sunday, April 24th – What is the meaning of life?
- Sunday, May 1st – Does God exist?
- Sunday, May 8th – Do all religions lead to God?
- Sunday, May 15th – Why is there evil?
- Sunday, May 22nd – Is there life after death?
We aren’t the only ones who struggle with all or some of these questions. Our friends wrestle with them as well. Over the next few weeks, I encourage you to invite your friends to hear these lessons with you. Take them out to lunch afterwards and continue the discussion. My prayer is that these lessons strengthen and reassure our faith and confidence in the One who loves us like no other.
We all have questions. Let’s address them and seek God’s guidance concerning them. He will meet us in our seeking and bless us in return.