Can God hear me? Does God even exist? Ok, what about miracles—do they really happen? Did Jesus really rise from the dead, really? And what about all the other stuff in the Bible? Did it really happen? How do you know? When it comes to faith, we all have our doubts. Every single one of us. And yet, for many of us, church can feel like the last place we would go to ask questions. Why is that? For most of us, doubt feels like something we should hide, ignore, or silence. If there’s a volume dial, we should turn it down. But is that always true? Does having faith mean I can’t have doubt or vice versa? When we look closer we find that amplifying our doubt, turning up the volume on the right questions, may just be the best thing that ever happened to our faith.
We're starting a new series this Sunday, which addresses the elephant in the room: doubt. Everyone has it, but no one wants to acknowledge it. Heading into Easter, these doubts can be louder than ever. There is so much skepticism in the world regarding Jesus and His death and resurrection. As the Church, we shouldn't be afraid to face these topics head-on. This coming weekend, we'll talk about how owning your doubt can lead to deepening your faith.
What are some common doubts that you hear regarding Jesus? Why do we as Christians feel the need to silence these doubts?
Danae is the Director of Youth Ministries at KIUMC. She has a B.A. in Culinary Arts and Service Management from Paul Smiths College in Paul Smiths, NY. She has attended KIUMC for the past 8 years. Danae enjoys cooking, spending time with family and friends, and is a complete Disney Fanatic.