We All Have Questions. We All Wonder.
Explore God is a Chicago-wide community outreach initiative. We all have questions about God, faith, and purpose and this series will look at those questions in an open, authentic way.
Jan 13 | Week 1 – Does Life have a Purpose?
Big Idea: We were created to live in a relationship with God. Life is meaningless without God, but God gives everything meaning.
Jan 20 | Week 2 – Is There a God?
Big Idea: When we are open to the possibility of God’s existence, we’ll discover there are many indicators of his presence.
Jan 27 | Week 3 – Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering?
Big Idea: While God does not provide the reason for each experience of pain, through Jesus he does provide a way to face suffering with hope and courage rather than bitterness and despair.
Feb 3 | Week 4 – Is Christianity Too Narrow?
Big Idea: God provided a way for everyone to find their way back to him. Most religions boil down to humanity trying to reach God, but Christianity is about God reaching humanity.
Feb 10 | Week 5 – Is Jesus Really God?
Big Idea: With intention or by default, every person answers the question, “Is Jesus really God?” The overwhelming evidence points to the truth of his divinity.
Feb 17 | Week 6 – Is The Bible Reliable?
Big Idea: The Bible can be shown to be a reliable document, accurately recorded and transmitted through history, and relevant to life in the 21st century.
Feb 24 | Week 7 – Can I Know God Personally?
Big Idea: The way to knowing God is not by striving and trying harder. It’s through knowing and following Jesus.