May 14, 2017

Reasonable Doubt

- Abraham Wright -

I believe many Christians, at different times in their life, live with a little bit of reasonable doubt about God. If I was a defense attorney, defending God, and you were the jury, my job is to convince you beyond all reasonable doubt. None of us were there when God spoke the universe into existence or when Jesus walked this earth. And most of us have never seen Jesus with our physical eyes. Therefore, we must have faith and choose to believe as we often struggle with doubt.

Three things to do when struggling through doubt:

  1. Worship

    Then the eleven disciples left for Galilee, going to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw Him, they worshiped Him—but some of them doubted! (Matt. 28:16-17)

    I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all He has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind He will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship Him (Rom. 12:1).
     
  2. Stay connected

    One of the twelve disciples, Thomas (nicknamed the Twin), was not with the others when Jesus came. They told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he replied, “I won’t believe it unless I see the nail wounds in His hands, put my fingers into them, and place my hand into the wound in His side.” Eight days later the disciples were together again, and this time Thomas was with them. The doors were locked; but suddenly, as before, Jesus was standing among them. “Peace be with you,” He said. Then He said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and look at My hands. Put your hand into the wound in My side. Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!” “My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed. Then Jesus told him, “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing Me” (John 20:24-29).

    Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken (Eccl. 4:9-12).

    Stay alert! Watch out for our great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour (1 Pet. 5:8).
     
  3. Look at the evidence

    Go back to John and tell him what you have heard and seen—the blind see, the lame walk, those with leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, and the Good News is being preached to the poor (Matt. 11:4-5).

    God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners (Rom. 5:8).

You can view the video for this sermon HERE.