Christian Convictions - Part 3

Christian Convictions - Part 3

Episode description

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Christian Convictions: Essential, Important, Personal

0:08 Introduction

0:24 Ricky Gervais

2:51 Tough Questions
Why do bad things happen to good people?
How can a loving God send people to hell?
How can you trust the Bible?
Why didn’t God answer my prayers?
If God is good, why does He allow evil?

4:20 John 1: 14
The Word (Jesus) became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

10:07 Answering the Tough Questions with the 3 elements of faith

  • Essential, Important, and Personal

11:45 1 Corinthians 15: 1-4
I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which  I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. 2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. 3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures

13:56 Corinthian Church having issues
They had divisions and different factions in the church
(1 Corinthians 1:10)
They were caught up in worldly jealousy and quarrelling
(1 Corinthians 3:3)
They were not bringing proper church discipline on a man who was sleeping with his father’s wife
(1 Corinthians 5:1-6)
They were suing each other and taking each other to court
(1 Corinthians 6:1-6)
They were getting rowdy and drunk during the Lord’s Supper
(1 Corinthians 11:17)
They were not acting right with regard to spiritual gifts
(1 Corinthians 12:1-13:13)

21:57 1 Corinthians 8: 4-8
4 So then, about eating food sacrificed to idols: We know that “An idol is nothing at all in the world” and that “There is no God but one.” 5 For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”), 6 yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live. 7 But not everyone possesses this knowledge. Some people are still so accustomed to idols that when they eat sacrificial food they think of it as having been sacrificed to a god, and since their conscience is weak,it is defiled. 8 But food does not bring us near to God; we are no worse if we do not eat, and no better if we do.

25:40 Back to the 3 elements of faith

29:39 Closing Prayer