Summer 2018 Grafted Community Church will be doing a sermon series called “Ask Anything!”
This 18 week series began with a few Grafites asking a few really good questions. Those questions led to a simple thought, “if there are a few good questions out there, are there a bunch of questions that just aren’t getting asked and thus not getting answered?”
It appears there are quite a few questions! After giving everyone permission to ask any question on their mind, many questions came in… it almost breaks my heart to think about how there still exists a stigma around many churches where questions are taboo and discussions about difficult topics aren’t encouraged.
When we started getting questions in, I assumed it would be easy to answer them and then we could just move on with life…
Then I started reading the questions…
And considering how to answer them…
And all of a sudden verses like this one started to lurk in my head:
3 When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?
When I consider all that God has done, who am I that God should care for someone like me? When I consider all of who God is, who am I that I should presume to know how to best answer these questions? When I look at my life, look at my sin, and look at my imperfections, how am I going to describe the One who has always been being even before time began, who gladly died to absorb my sin, and who is the only perfect one, and answer our questions in light of who He is and what He has said about who we are by what He has done? I am sorely under-prepared to be the source of the answers to these wonderful questions.
But I know a Guy. A Guy who owns the cattle on a thousand hills. A Guy who by and through His wisdom created all things. A Guy who asks us to seek Him and to know Him.
I humbly submit that I may not know all of the answers to all of the questions. I humbly submit that I may royally botch some of these sermons. I humbly submit that I am going to do my best to point us to the Source of all the wisdom we need to make the right decisions about how to follow Him. I humbly ask that you join me in the journey of seeking the answers to these questions, instead of judge me as if I were putting myself in the place of God.
In this sermon series we will look to the word of God and begin to answer the questions we all are asking.
Come join us for the sermons and then continue the discussions as you meet with one of our small groups or after church at one of the many dinners that sporadically pop up after a Grafted Sunday Service.
Listen to the series online here.