Monday, November 22, 2010


This is from Grant's sermon from his Saturday Night service. The sermon "series" is questions where people from our service text, email or send him questions and he researches them with the Bible and talks on that.

This was the first week of the series so he started by talking about the way to question God. He started by saying as kids we all asked "why, why, why???" all the time but as we grew up, it seems that most adults quit asking questions out of embarrassment that we should know things and so when it comes to being a follower of Jesus we all want to look like we have it all together and that we don't struggle and wrestle with doubt.

He said we are broken and messed up people and if we weren't then Christ died in vain. He used Galatians 2: 21 and Philippians 2:12-13 to support this:

"I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose" -Galatians 2:21

It is a process: "Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose" Philippians 2:12-13

It's only by seeking knowledge that we gain it.

It is by thinking that we glorify God: "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned." (emphasis mine)

Some of us think we can't question God or bother him with our questions and if we do then we are wrong. He is our father who is always there to answer our questions. To be honest with God, we must be honest when we doubt. Do we think God can't handle it? Job 38:44: "Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding"

When we bring our questions to God we must do it humbly. David's questions vs. Jobs. In Job 31:1-3 Job is questioning God's character, but in 1 Samuel 23, David is questioning his own understanding of God's command, but not his character.

David's correct way of questioning: Psalm 13:
He is honest (v. 1-2

He prays (v.3-4)

He trusts God's Word (v.5)

He worships God and remembers God's grace (v.6)

I encourage you to sit down with these verses as I am going to do for a few days.

On another note, I am involved in a vendor show/craft show where I will have a booth for my Premier Designs jewelry! Here is the information. Check back on my blog for a way to win some AMAZING giveaways!!! Santa will be here!!! (Bring your camera for free pictures!...donations accepted to raise money for missions) and they will be wrapping presents there as well (also, donations accepted). I am sooo super excited about this! See here (click on the image to see larger):

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