Trusting God When You Don’t Understand (Prayer 2020)

We conclude our study on prayer by taking a look at how we maintain our faith when we do not understand how God chooses to act (or not act) in our circumstances. At the heart of the issue is whether or not we have the proper perspective and what it is that we allow to inform our faith.

Understanding Prayer

In this Wednesday evening study, we tried to better understand prayer. Using the New City Catechism (questions 38-41) as our jumping off point, we explored the definition of prayer, what our attitude should be as we pray, and how we know what we should pray about.

 

The History of the Holiday

On December 18th, 2019, we took a look at the origins of Christmas as an official holiday and some popular practices associated with it, addressing questions such as: Is Christmas a copy of or Christianized version of a pagan holiday? Is the use of decorated trees rooted in idolatry? Where did the idea of Santa come from? Why is Christmas celebrated on December 25th?

Taking a Look at Freemasonry

In response to questions from some members, we took a Wednesday night class session to explore Freemasonry. Given that this is a potentially huge subject to delve into, we chose to focus specifically on the topics of God and Salvation and to present information in as unbiased a manner as we could.

LHBC Moody does not claim any ownership of the materials shared in this lesson.  The videos included are also linked below.
Also, special thanks to the Ephesians 5:11 ministry for the resources they make available on this issue: http://ephesians5-11.org/

“It’s No Trouble at All” Series Page

Often times people are lead astray and find reason to doubt their faith because of reasonable-sounding arguments and rhetorically powerful claims that appeal to their emotions. However, often, upon further inspection, these arguments and claims do not hold up to scrutiny.

In this six part series, we responded to ten such challenges put forward by a popular atheist YouTube personality, PineCreek.

  1. Doubts and Seeking Truth
  2. Misquotes, Evidence, & Missing Records
  3. Eyewitness Accounts & Luke’s Relationship with Paul
  4. Differences in the Gospels & The No. of New Testament Manuscripts
  5. Are there Inconsistencies and Errors in the Bible?
  6. Could we have The New Testament without The Resurrection?

 

The Challenges Made and Answers Given:

  1. Do the New Testament authors misquote the Old Testament?
  2. Is there contemporary evidence for the life and ministry of Jesus?
  3. Do the Gospels report event that we would expect others to record?
  4. Do the Gospels present eyewitness accounts?
  5. Was Luke a companion of Paul who carefully recorded some of the history of Jesus?
  6. Do the differences in the Gospels lend them credibility?
  7. Do the thousands of New Testament manuscripts point to its historical reliability?
  8. Does the Bible provide a consistent message from Genesis to Revelation?
  9. Are there errors and mistakes in the Bible besides spelling and grammar?