By Matt Dawson
This weekend, we will kick of a brand new series entitled “Questions Without Answers.”
If you’re anything like my wife Tracie, the series already bothers you.
Because you LOVE answers. The idea that something does not have a clear answer is frustrating and you can only imagine 3 weeks of me frustrating you every Sunday with questions that only produce more questions.
Well, I promise not to do that. Or at least, I promise that it’s not my intention to do that.
This series is going to tackle 3 current cultural issues that have tons of questions without answers. The racial issues in country, the LGTBQ community, and the state of politics in our country. All of these issues have questions surrounding them that many people struggle to answer with any sort of absolute truth. People struggle to find any objective answers to these questions and instead we debate our subjective truths (my truth vs your truth) until we’ve lost sight of the original question.
King David in the Psalms writes…
Psalm 86:11 – “Teach me your ways, O Lord, that I may live according to your Truth!”
In our post-modern culture, many have rejected the ideology of a single standard of absolute truth. David didn’t seem to have any problem with absolute truth. He even requested to KNOW God’s ways so that he could live out his life according to HIS Truth.
I believe that many of our culture’s questions that are surrounded with subjective answers can help us find our way back to the possibility that there IS an absolute truth in all things. His name was Jesus. His ways are available to us and we can choose to live according to His truth even in today’s unsettling times.
Join us over the next 3 weeks as we seek out God’s truth together and recognize how it can impact our lives!
By Matt Dawson
It’s easy to get lost in a sea of individual stories when we watch the news around the protests and dissension happening in Charlotte right now. We can lose sight of the bigger story we are called to live (God’s Story) when we don’t understand or still struggle with the racial divide in our cities and communities.
Take a moment to watch this incredible discussion held by Andy Stanley at NorthPoint Church in Atlanta, GA with 2 local partners in ministry as they discuss the perspectives at work within our cities and in our churches when it comes to racism and dissension.
This Sunday we are starting a brand new series entitled “Dealing With Regret & Shame.” We will start by talking about how easy it is to miss the God Story going on around us and how we struggle to understand God’s will for our lives when we get lost in our own stories.
Join us at 9am and 11am this Sunday!