We have been looking this summer at the basics of our spiritual life. All in an attempt to more deeply consider what we talk about when we talk about God. We have explored words like Faith, Belief, Salvation…even the word God itself. Today we come to truth. What is truth? (If you are reading take some time to think about how you would define truth.) People talk a lot about truth. Our everyday conversations are based on what we believe is true and not true. So, yes people talk a lot about......
Dr. Kathy Lopez, Professor of Old Testament, Campbell University: Luke 3:1-6 Malachi 3:1-4 There is a mental game that I think all people play at some point in their lives: The “if I were god” game. There are different forms of it. Sometimes we play the version that I call, “If I ran the world.” You know, “if I ran the world no one would go hungry,” or “If I ran the world my life would be better somehow.” There are other versions of this game. There’s the one that goes something......
Are you familiar with the I AM statements in the Bible? There are 7 of them (some folks advocate for 8). They all say something different, something unique. I am… The Bread of Life The Light of the World The Door The Good Shepherd The Resurrection and the Life The Way the Truth and the Life The True Vine So, given their differences, which one is true? Which one do you believe in? This is not a fair question is it? But isn’t this the attitude of many in our society today? Isn’t......