Sorry to all of you who check the blog from time to time for updates and exciting information since there has been…well…NONE!! I apologize and hope to start doing better. I have added the sign up for the meals and updated socials. I will also post our weekly devo’s on here. Starting today!
To catch everyone up who could not be in ABF this weekend we are kicking off a new series on learning the principles of our faith and why we believe what we believe. It’s like a back to the basics…like when you go for golf lessons and they start back at the grip or you go running class and they talk the entire first class about stretching. Those fundamentals are so important and we skip over them a lot. I hope you will learn a lot about our faith this fall in this series.
Lastly…if you are interested in being a blog contributer please let me know and I will get you set up so that you too can get on and write whatever random stuff you think people in our ABF might want to read.
This weeks Devos:
Believing in God
Genesis 1:1; John 1:1-3; Psalm 19:1; Romans 1:19-20
Monday – Read Genesis 1:1
· What were some things that you created when you were a child? What modern creation is most important to you? How do these things differ from the things created by God?
· What does this verse reveal about God’s character?
· Some skeptics dub the opening verses of Genesis as “absurd” and “contradictory.” Do you understand their point of view? How would you respond to their comments?
· When you consider all of nature, do you find it easy or difficult to believe that God exists? Why or why not?
Tuesday – Read John 1:1-3
· Why do you think that John’s first words were “In the beginning” rather than with a simple narrative of Jesus’ birth?
· What does John 1:1-3 add to your perception of Genesis 1:1?
· The word translated “Word” means “an intelligent utterance, either a single word or a message.” What insights can you gain from seeing Jesus as “the Word?”
· It appears in verse 3 that John says the same thing twice. Why do you think that he did that?
Wednesday – Read Psalm 19:1
· Who speaks in Psalm 19:1? What do “they” say?
· Is everyone able to see evidence of God’s work in nature? Why or why not?
· Does this mean that people who have never heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ can still learn about God from nature?
· What in creation fills you most with a sense of God’s glory?
Thursday – Read Romans 1:19-20
· If God were to deliver a “State of the World Address” what do you think that he would say?
· What is God’s response to those who ignore and disobey him (v. 18)?
· Paul says that “what may be known about God is plain to them.” What is Paul talking about? Who has made it “plain to them?”
· How can God hold us responsible for breaking his laws?
Friday – Read Romans 1:19-20
· What are some things that you have observed in nature that confirm to you that God exists?
· What are God’s invisible qualities? How have these qualities been clearly seen and understood? What is the result of that understanding for us?
· Do you think that society is better, worse, or about the same as it was when Paul wrote this?
· Since all of this is true, how should it affect the way that we live?