“If you were arrested for being a Christian would there be enough evidence to convict you?” Would you stake your life on the Christian claim that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God? Do you believe in Jesus to the degree that you have given your life to following Him? Is our culture (which is spiraling in a downward trend away from Christianity) having a negative effect on your faith? Or, do you have confident faith that is increasing in the face of cultural challenges that label Christians as baseless, out of touch, bigoted, and even evil people?
The questions above are challenging ones that we all must answer. Do you REALLY believe in Jesus? How strong and sure is your Christian faith?
Next Sunday I will begin a series of lessons on the Christian faith. We will ask (and hopefully answer with strong conviction) questions like:
- Can we really trust the gospels?
- Did Jesus really exist?
- Did Jesus really rise from the dead?
- Is Jesus really God in the flesh?
Many in America are abandoning their faith. The reason for that is their faith wasn’t worth much in the first place and, as a result, they weren’t giving up much. On the other hand, we must be more than baptized church goers – we need to be convicted and committed to following Jesus with our entire life. In Luke 9:23 Jesus says we must die daily to be saved. How can we do that with a wimpy, weak, shallow faith?!
I want to encourage you as strongly as I can to be present every Sunday as we explore matters of faith. If you were asked the question: “If you were arrested for being a Christian would there be enough evidence to convict you?” I want you to be able to say “Absolutely!”