"ASKING FOR A FRIEND"

Sometimes church can feel like a place where its either unsafe or just awkward to ask difficult questions about life and faith. In this series we've based all four messages off of questions that were submitted by the members of our congregation. #AskingForAFriendMCC

 

WEEK 1: "Faith & Doubt"

Aaron McClary - May 20, 2018

“How do you overcome doubts when sometimes it's hard to believe because we can't see God and it doesn't feel like He's really there?”

“I believe in God but I don't understand how to have a ‘relationship’ with Him or love Him because I can't see/hear/feel Him and that makes me have doubts."

WEEK 2: "BAPTISM & DISCIPLESHIP"

Aaron McClary - May 27, 2018

“I grew up believing your ‘ticket to heaven’ was through a prayer, asking God to be your personal Lord and savior. As I’ve become more involved at MCC, I have learned about the next step of baptism. As a church, do you believe baptism is necessary to get into heaven? If so, can you quote some scripture to backup this belief?”

WEEK 3: "GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT"

Aaron McClary - June 3, 2018

“My friend would like to know how our church would respond to God’s Spirit moving them to use the spiritual gift of speaking in tongues while visiting us on Sunday morning. Do we believe that all of the Spiritual Gifts mentioned in the New Testament are still relevant or only the ones people are familiar and comfortable with?”

WEEK 4: "YOUR SEXUALITY & CHRIST'S CROSS"

Dr. Jon Weatherly - June 10, 2018

“My question is about homosexuality. I know the Bible says this lifestyle is a sin. How do I love someone who is a homosexual without accepting or condoning their lifestyle? Do I attend their wedding? Do I ask them to do things as a couple? Do I congratulate them on their anniversary? Do I buy them a housewarming gift? I feel if I do those things, I am saying their lifestyle is okay (not as if they need my permission or anything). Thank you for allowing these awkward questions that I don't always feel I can ask without sounding like I'm judging.”