Good morning.


Some might ask, “Is it healthy to question what you believe?” Is it good to examine the sources of your faith, or is that a dangerous practice, a matter of opening up Pandora’s box of doubt, even to the point of giving place to the devil? It all depends on the motivation of your heart in terms of the types of questions you are asking.


CS Lewis (who described how his own atheistic arguments began to break down) once explained his serious doubting in this way:


“My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust? Thus in the very act of trying to prove that God did not exist – in other words, that the whole of reality was senseless – I found that I was forced to assume one part of reality – namely my idea of justice – was full of sense. Consequently, atheism turns out to be too simple.”


Here’s the good news. With every problem, there is a solution. With every question, there is an answer. I truly believe that if we seek God and His truth with all of our heart, soul, and mind with a bit of humility and patience, we will be richly rewarded. Our faith will become even stronger. In the Scriptures, Paul does not seem light-hearted about the object of his prayers: that the people in churches would be growing in their faith. This comes through hard times, and tough questions!


For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We have continually asked God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through the wisdom and grace which the Spirit gives so that you may live worthy of the Lord, and please Him in every way, bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God. Col 1:9-10


Truth is our friend, not our enemy. Easter is a time that many people around us ask serious questions, and if their intent is to get to the truth – whatever the cost or the consequence – then asking these questions can be healthy indeed. The heart and the mind can come into harmony.


I’m excited about The Jesus Revolution movie. I’m excited about the Via Dolorosa art exhibit at Vineyard Church. With a bit under 2 weeks to launch, we have received close to half of the monies needed to run on budget! Great job folks! There’s still one more week time to get in on the blessing: put in a check and get us to the $1900-seed monies to help the weary traveler experience Jesus – the One who answers all the difficult questions!


I’m excited to be with all of you this coming Sunday here at the church when the worship team and I will facilitate worship. Then, Joe Giamo will be sharing Part 8 of our Foundations Series on the Book of Romans.


See you on the path,