You’ve probably heard expressions like these: “God helps those who help themselves.” “Cleanliness is next to godliness.” “When God closes a door he always opens a window.” They sound good. They sound true. And people often say them with such great conviction that we start believing they are things God actually said, even if they aren’t. In this we look at the real longings behind these sayings, and what God actually says about them in His word.
Dec.31 The Bible Doesn’t Say That! (Christmas Edition) This week we’ll look at 7 ways we trip up looking at the bible, specifically in regards to the story of Jesus birth.
Jan. 7 The Bible Doesn’t Say That! (God’s Kingdom) Expressions like “God helps those who help themselves.” And “Let your conscience be your guide” are all about one thing: ME. God has a different way in mind for us.
Jan. 14 The Bible Doesn’t Say That! (God’s Wisdom) Expressions like “God won’t give you more than you can handle” or “Good things come to those who wait” are really asking a deeper question about God’s wisdom: “What in the world is God thinking?”
Jan. 21 The Bible Doesn’t Say That! (God’s Will part 1) “Everything Happens for a Reason.” 5 things that help us know/discover God’s will for our lives.
Jan. 28 The Bible Doesn’t Say That! (God’s Will part 2) “When God closes a door, He opens a window.” 5 MORE things that help us know/discover God’s will for our lives.
Feb. 4 The Bible Doesn’t Say That! (God’s Character) “You’ll get what you deserve.” “You have that coming to you.” That’s not really the way God operates, is it?
Feb. 11 The Bible Doesn’t Say That! (Actually It Does) This is our final weekend in this series, and the topic is this: How do we handle about some of the strange things that take place in the bible?