Every now and then we come across something in the Bible we just don’t know what to do with. And sometimes, even seasoned followers of Jesus are a little hesitant to probe these surprising – or even disturbing – parts of God’s Word. Join us as we tackle some of the more difficult teachings of the Bible.
We’re starting a new series today called, “Wait, What?” because there’s some stuff in the Bible that just catches us off guard. And that’s true whether you’ve been following Jesus for your whole life or you just said yes to Jesus last week. There’s stuff in the Bible that we’re really surprised to find there…and we’re not quite sure what to do with it.
THE WALLS OF jERICHO
All of us have moments where our circumstances seem insurmountable, but the act of having faith is being able to move forward as led by God, without knowing all the answers first. Instead, we need to trust that God is god who intervenes; he is who he says he is and he will do what he says he can do.
JERICHO AND THE PROBLEM OF VIOLENCE
When reading a Bible story where God’s actions seem shocking, it is natural to question his motives and try to interpret it as we understand things today. Scott Ridout gives us perspective to view stories through an eternal context.
Sometimes we will have to step forward in faith and fight to take possession of God’s promises. God also values our promises because it is an example of our character.