We should come to Jesus like a child (trusting, affectionate, and teachable), but we should also be able to articulate our faith with adult wisdom and understanding. It is a misnomer that Christianity is unreasonable and skepticism is logical. As Christians, we should not be afraid of discussion and should be able to correct errors and misconceptions with a gentle and loving spirit. In fact, the LORD in Isaiah 1:18 says, "Come now, let us reason together," and the greatest commandment is to "Love the Lord with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind" (emphasis added, Matt 22:37).
Beginning Sunday, April 29th and going through Sunday, June 10th, to help us mature in our faith, experience a 7 week teaching series, involving both sermons in service and Q/A faith formation classes after each worship service. This series is especially for those desiring Confirmation, Reaffirmation of Faith, or Reception into the Episcopal Church. If so, please contact Fr. Michael (941-966-1924) ASAP. But this teaching series may also be of interest to those who had questions but were afraid to ask, or to those who are simply curious about Christianity. All are welcome!
Topics to be explored - "Why Believe the Bible?" ; "Christ in the Creed" ; "Spiritual Gifts for the Common Good" ; "Church: Hurt and Hope" ; "Why Did Jesus Have to Die?" ; "Holy Spirit: Presence and Power" ; "Episcopal Church: Via Media."
Join us for an exciting time of going deeper in knowledge and love of God and in His provision for His people.