Questions You Have Asked: Why is it So Hard to Share My Faith? How Can I Get Someone’s Attention?

Why is it so hard to share my faith?  What can I do to get someone’s attention? It’s hard to share your faith because your faith doesn’t make sense to the one who has never believed in Jesus.  It doesn’t make sense that anyone could just believe in Jesus and therefore be right with God.  MostContinue reading “Questions You Have Asked: Why is it So Hard to Share My Faith? How Can I Get Someone’s Attention?”

Intense Evil – What is our Response?

This was in a Facebook post today from my friend, Karyl Entner: “Grim details in an e mail from my cousin, veteran missionary, Jim Entner. He sent on an urgent request to pray for Christians in Iraq. Two separate missionaries contacted him with the prayer request. The ISIS is going house to house in a townContinue reading “Intense Evil – What is our Response?”

Questions You Have Asked: “How Come God Made the Solar System, Since We Can’t Use It?

A great question from Sofie,  a 9-year-old girl: “How come God made the solar system, since we can’t use it?” If I was going to put this in my own words, here’s what I would say:  “What is the point of a solar system full of planets and stars which we will never be ableContinue reading “Questions You Have Asked: “How Come God Made the Solar System, Since We Can’t Use It?”

Questions You Have Asked: Why Does God Allow Suffering or Need?

Why does God allow suffering or need? There are no accidents with God.  No “oops”!  He is never up in heaven wringing His hands.  If you don’t learn anything else from your reading and study of scripture, you can’t help but see that God has a plan.  He patiently, purposefully, and calmly brings that planContinue reading “Questions You Have Asked: Why Does God Allow Suffering or Need?”

Questions You Have Asked: Why Would Anyone Want to Hear My Story?

I’ve heard I should tell my story of knowing Jesus to others…but why would anyone want to hear my story? Just look at the writers of the four Gospels in the New Testament.  Each one told his story because he knew his story would help change lives.  Not everyone wanted to hear their stories, and not everyoneContinue reading “Questions You Have Asked: Why Would Anyone Want to Hear My Story?”

Questions You Have Asked: Is the Bible Really Word for Word from God?

Is the Bible really word-for-word from You, God? Here’s a pretty simple picture of what God has done with all of Scripture:  He has inspired and compelled ordinary men to write down what happened and what was said so that all who would come after would have a true account to read and think about. TheContinue reading “Questions You Have Asked: Is the Bible Really Word for Word from God?”

Luke Bible Study Begins – “If I Could Just Ask God a Question…”

This Bible Study is an experiment…to see if our most pressing questions for God can be answered by taking a slow, studied look at the life of Jesus.  He is, after all, God Himself.  Maybe as we see where He went….maybe as we listen to what He said….maybe as we wrestle with why He didContinue reading “Luke Bible Study Begins – “If I Could Just Ask God a Question…””

Question: “Why did Jesus turn the Water into Wine…Didn’t People Get Drunk?”

John Chapter 2 – Jesus is at a wedding and turns water into wine.   Isn’t it wrong for people to get drunk?  Why did He do this? This is a very good question, and many people ask it.  Here’s my understanding of the whole alcohol/drinking/drunkenness problem: Acutally, The Bible does not say it isContinue reading “Question: “Why did Jesus turn the Water into Wine…Didn’t People Get Drunk?””