Our "What the Bible Says About..." series continues with Pastor Josh sharing what the Bible says about the pace of life. We are caught up in the "busy-ness" of life. It is important to be able to take time and just sit at the Master's feet.
In this passage we learn about the disciple who has come to be known as "Doubting Thomas." However, after looking at the text, it is clear that Thomas didn't doubt, he said that he did not believe. Doubt is not the opposite of faith, unbelief is the opposite of faith. Instead of steering clear of doubt, as Christians we should embrace it as an opportunity to mature in our faith. Unresolved doubt can leave a person frustrated, but resolved doubt can be an incredible catalyst for growing in faith and maturity. Embrace doubt as normal and seek to understand what God would have you learn from it. When Thomas had his question answered, it led him to profess Jesus as "My Lord and my God."
In this message on the fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Josh Kesler talks about the text from 1 Corinthians chapter 13 and the Gospel reading from Luke. Josh explains how some biblical texts are "prescriptive" nature and how some are "descriptive". Though the prescriptive texts are much easier to understand the desired outcome, from the descriptive texts we can also gain a tremendous amount of knowledge about how all scripture points to Jesus Christ and the Cross.
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