At GF we value asking questions to better understand how to live life in a God-centered, Christ exalting way. Let’s face it, life is tough and trying to find your way on your own just makes things even more difficult. But where can you go to find biblical answers to life issues? We believe that church should be THAT place. So, we have a “graceTALK” every quarter in which some of our pastors answers questions people have submitted. On Sunday, we will also be featuring follow up questions via open mic or text message so you can jump in as well. To get you thinking, here are the questions for this week’s graceTALK:
Q1 (1:58). In Mark 10:17-18, the interaction between the “rich young ruler” and Jesus gives the impression that Jesus is distancing himself from the impression of being God: And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. Mark 10:17-1817. Doesn’t it seem that Jesus actually goes out of his way to distance himself from being God? I don’t believe that, but yet it does seem to be a reasonable conclusion.
Q2 (13:20). We are considering what to do with our kids when it comes to education. Grace Fellowship seems to have a mixture of all sorts of schooling choices, but is there a particular recommendation or specific things to consider when making a schooling choice for our kids? I am asking this because I think there are a number of parents in our church who would love some guidance but are reluctant to ask.
Q3 (27:39). I am interested in studying philosophy and maybe even going into some vocational field involving philosophy, however, I recently had a friend warn me about studying philosophy too deeply due to the warning found in Colossians 2:8: “See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.” I disagreed due to the idea of “human tradition” but philosophy has all sorts of “human tradition” (because we are humans studying the traditional teachers of philosophy) but that doesn’t make it essentially wrong, does it? Confused.
Q4 (33:54). I struggle with the impression I often hear from media outlets or even non-Christian family members that all Christians are ignorant or weak and that is why they need religion. I get that we don’t prize just intellect or that there are some “bumpkin” Christians out there, but how can I correct people when they look at Christians like they are people short on brain power? Examples would help a ton.
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