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I'll Take Your Questions

Posted: Monday, June 26

 Pastor Tom Murray // Missions &amp; Christian Education

Pastor Tom Murray // Missions & Christian Education

One Year Bible Reading Guide

2 Kings 9:14-10:31
Acts 17:1-34
Psalm 144:1-15
Proverbs 17:27-28

Verse of the Day:

And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, and they listened eagerly to Paul’s message. They searched the Scriptures day after day to see if Paul and Silas were teaching the truth.

Acts 17:11 (NIV)


When people have something to hide, they don’t like questions.  They don’t want you to do your research.  They don’t want you to press for details.

 

It could be an elected official caught in scandal, a dishonest contractor or a teenager trying to cover their tracks.

 

The person with something to hide will ignore and dodge - anything to avoid the consequences that come with admitting the truth.

 

There are religions in this world in which adherents are discouraged or even forbidden from asking questions.  Doubts are dismissed and rigid, dutiful obedience is expected.

 

As Christ followers, we serve a loving God who is prepared to answer our questions.  If you have doubts or something doesn’t make sense - you are encouraged to seek out the answers.  

 

When Paul brought the message of Christ to the community of believers in Berea, they wanted to be sure his message was trustworthy.

 

After the heard Paul speak, “They searched the Scriptures day after day to see if Paul and Silas were teaching the truth” (Acts 17:11 NIV).

 

God can handle our questions.  He has nothing to hide.  It is not a sign of weakness to look for answers surrounding your faith in Christ.  It’s exactly opposite.

 

Look what happened in Berea:

 

“As a result, many Jews believed, as did many of the prominent Greek women and men” (v. 12).

 

Seeking answers drew the Bereans closer to God.  Pursuing the truth in Scripture confirmed what Paul taught about Jesus.

 

Do not allow your uncertainties to pull you away from your Heavenly Father.  Pursue your Heavenly Father by searching His Word for the answers you seek.