• What is He doing?
• Why are we here?
• Do the stories of the Bible really matter?
Big questions – questions without simple answers. Life is complicated – things happen that don’t make sense. Bad things happen – horrible things – good things – ok things – things of all shapes and sizes…
Are we living just for ourselves? Living for the fun things in life…fishing, cars, money, football….. what happens when we can’t do that anymore?
Perhaps we are living for our family? Yet what happens when you lose your family? When they grow up and move away?
Maybe, just maybe, there is something out there – something larger than ourselves…. What if we could join into this story? A grand story that gives our lives purpose and direction…
Following Jesus is not about knowing facts and figures – doctrines and theology – it is not even about believing in the One True God for as James 2:19 says:
“You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that – and shudder.” –James 2:19
Following Jesus means joining Him – it means changing our story to match His – we are no longer driven by the American Dream, driven by the dream of retirement, motivate by the dream of novelty (he who dies with the most toys wins)….
“The Christian life is life in the kingdom, living as ambassadors of the kingdom. It is being the cooperate friends of Jesus, living in creative goodness for the sake of others through the power of the Holy Spirit.” –Todd Hunter, “Christianity Beyond Belief”