People have a lot to say, these days. On social media and among friends and family, we share opinions and advice freely. But sometimes Christians toss around statements that aren’t exactly helpful or even biblically true. Join us on Sundays in April and May at 10:00 am as we consider how some of these statements stack up in comparison to the Irrational Gospel.

Worship is held each Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. 

Everything Happens for a Reason
April 23, 2017

The Biblical text says that whatever happens God will somehow bring good from bad for those who love him. He will force even evil to accomplish good. But it does NOT say that God wills all things, good or bad.

God Helps Those who Help Themselves
May 7, 2017

God does gift us with the gifts we need to help ourselves, but the reality is, we cannot save ourselves. IF we think we can do it all on our own, we are in greater need than most.

God Won’t Give You More Than You Can Handle
May 14, 2017

We misunderstand the words of the apostle Paul if we think that this text says we’re supposed to just be ok with the difficulties we face in life. This platitude is nothing more than an attempt to make the other feel better – but the reality is, it’s not an accurate statement according to the Biblical witness.

Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin
May 21, 2017

Such a saying never appears in scripture. Jesus never said it. But such a saying is used regularly within Christian circles. If it doesn’t come from Christ, who did say it, and why do we still say it today?


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