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036-05 Why Do Science and the Bible Conflict?

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For over 500 years, the church has been in conflict of some kind with scientific minded people. Why is that? What’s the solution?

In this message, I deal with the apparent conflict between science and the Bible, cover some ground in the Creation vs. Evolution debate, and discuss the limits of both scientific knowledge and biblical knowledge. Definitely thought-provoking.

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036-04 Why Is the World So Messed Up?

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If you had the power to stop it, how much pain would you allow a loved one to experience before intervening? That’s the question Pastor Jeff leads with in this message.

The fourth week of our WHY> campaign has me teaching about how we can believe in a good God when the world is so messed up and what difference that belief makes in our lives.

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Why does God demand total submission?

036 WHY: Life's Biggest Questions Front Page Tough Questions

At Southside Church, we have been going through a churchwide campaign called, WHY> 40 Days Pursuing Answers to Life’s Biggest Questions.

I haven’t posted the sermons yet, but we’re just finishing our second week of the program, and already I’ve been challenged with some pretty big questions.

During the first small group discussion at my house, a man shared a little about his own spiritual journey and posed this question to our group: Why does God demand total submission?

I’ve been pondering it for a while, and here’s my response.

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036 WHY: Life's Biggest Questions Front Page Lafayette Lafayette Community Church

For 6 weeks, we will be exploring the six biggest questions in life.

  • Why am I here?
  • Why should I believe in God?
  • Why should I trust the Bible?
  • Why is the world so messed up?
  • Why is there such conflict between Science and the Bible?
  • Why Jesus?

It’s going to be a powerful program combining dynamic Sunday worship experiences with casual but deep discussion groups. I’ve been looking forward to it for 3 months now!

In many ways, I’ve been thinking of this 6 week campaign as a re-launch of the church. During the summer, our attendance went down quite a bit, but now that school is starting up again, I’m really hoping that we can get a jump-start on this new year by launching this campaign.

I want every Sunday service to be a real event. More than that, I’m really eager to see us take the life of the church to a new level. Here are my personal dreams for the campaign.

  • That we would get more than 50 people solidly involved in a small group experience.
  • That our Sunday attendance would double.
  • That all our volunteers and campaign directors would be encouraged and excited all the way through.
  • That the campaign would launch us full speed into the Fall.
  • That we’d get a solid small group thing happening combined with memorable Sunday gatherings.

These things are so doable, and I believe God can easily accomplish them all. I’m eager to see it!

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