FAQ BIO

Do you ever sit around wondering about certain spiritual questions like…

  • “Is it wrong to go dancing?”

  • “Should a Christian get a tattoo?” 

  • “Will we be married in heaven?”

  • “Do people turn into angels in heaven?” 

  • “Is it wrong to trust in horoscopes?”

  • “Is it OK to spank your kids?” 

  • “What’s up with the whole dinosaur stuff?”

  • “Is there ‘for real’ an unforgiveable sin?”

You’ve got questions? The Bible has the answers. And where the text is unclear, we will give you our opinions and what has formed them. Some of life’s most fun, most interesting, most shocking, and most trivial questions will be discussed with real questions from real people.

Q&A RULES:

  • The Bible is the STANDARD OF TRUTH

  • Wherever the BIBLE SPEAKS CLEARLY, I will stand with it and will not waiver a bit

  • Where the BIBLE DOESN’T SPEAK DIRECTLY to an issue, I will look for PRINCIPLES TO APPLY

  • If I CAN’T FIND PRINCIPLES that apply, I will give MY OPINION

  • Let’s do it all with a SPIRIT OF GRACE, compassion, empathy and shared experiences. Nobody is a “STUPID IDIOT!”

1 PETER 3:15 NIV Always be PREPARED TO GIVE AN ANSWER to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with GENTLENESS and RESPECT.

2 TIMOTHY 3:16-17 NIV All SCRIPTURE is God-breathed and is useful for TEACHING, REBUKING, CORRECTING and TRAINING in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

 

TOPICS IN FAQ SERIES - FOUR CATEGORIZED TOPICS

  1. God’s Love, Salvation & Eternity

  2. Bible Interpretation, Faith & Science

  3. Church Community & Relationships with Unbelievers

  4. Moral Behavior & Sexuality

TODAYS MESSAGE - BIBLE INTERPRETATION, CHURCH COMMUNITY & RELATIONSHIPS WITH UNBELIEVERS

1.  HEARING FROM GOD

 How do you know if something is really GOD’S LEADING or just YOUR OWN THOUGHTS?

 

FLUX CAPACITER FOR GUIDANCE

  1. Scriptural Authority

  2. “Seeking” Attitude

  3. Shepherd’s Counsel

  4. Stages:  Ways, Paths & Steps

  5. Screen Promptings

 

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2.  PENTECOSTAL

LifePointe says it's a "non-denominational Christian Church," and yet it is PENTECOSTAL. What does this mean, and why does it play an important role at our church?

ACTS 2:1-4 KJV And when the DAY OF PENTECOST was fully come… 4 And they were all FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT, and began to SPEAK WITH OTHER TONGUES, as the SPIRIT GAVE THEM UTTERANCE.  

1 CORINTHIANS 12:1, 31 NKJV Now concerning SPIRITUAL [gifts] (things pertaining to and of the Holy Spirit), brethren, I do not want you to be IGNORANT: ... 31 But EARNESTLY DESIRE the best gifts…

1 CORINTHIANS 14:39-40 NKJV Therefore, brethren, DESIRE EARNESTLY to PROPHESY, and DO NOT FORBID to SPEAK WITH TONGUES. 40 Let all things be done DECENTLY and in ORDER.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

  • We are commanded to DESIRE HOLY SPIRIT GIFTS

  • Not one SCRIPTURE implies ANY MIRACLE GIFTS passed away, including DEVOTIONAL “TONGUES”

  • Church history is FILLED with the CONTINUATION of “TONGUES”

  • The HOLY SPIRIT and HIS GIFTS have radically impacted my EXPERIENCE with Christ

 

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3.  MIRACLES

Why don’t we see more Bible-type spectacular MIRACLES today?

 

JOHN 14:12 NKJV [Jesus said] Most assuredly, I say to you, he who BELIEVES in Me, the WORKS THAT I DO HE WILL DO ALSO; and GREATER [WORKS] than these he will do, because I go to My Father. 

MARK 16:17-18, 20 NKJV [Jesus said] And these SIGNS will follow those who believe: IN MY NAME they will CAST OUT DEMONS; they will speak with NEW TONGUES; 18 they will TAKE UP SERPENTS; and if they DRINK ANYTHING DEADLY, it will by no means hurt them; they will LAY HANDS ON THE SICK, and they will recover. ... 20 And they went out and preached everywhere, the LORD WORKING WITH [THEM] and CONFIRMING THE WORD through the accompanying SIGNS. Amen.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

  • UNBELIEF (Ignorance & Rebellious Attitudes)

  • This generation is LESS INTENTIONAL

  • We are MEDICINE DEPENDENT

  • There is great CHRISTIAN SKEPTICISM/OPPOSITION

  • EMOTIONAL DYSFUNCTION/STRESS = 90% of disease

 

4.  HEALING

Is it appropriate to refer to a person’s DEATH as their ULTIMATE HEALING?

 

CONSIDERATIONS

  • EVERY “HEALING” PROMISE in both the Old and New Testaments clearly refer to physical recovery

  • JESUS performed and spoke of “HEALING” MIRACLES, yet NEVER is DEATH referred to as “HEALING”

  • APOSTLES performed and spoke of “HEALING” MIRACLES, yet NEVER is DEATH referred to as “HEALING”

UPCOMING WEEKS IN FAQ 

  • JUNE 23

  • WOMEN PREACHERS AND FEMINISM

  • PEOPLE LEAVING CHURCHES

  • INTOLERANCE, YET EMBRACING A BELIEF

  • SOUL TIES

  • DATING AND HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

 

  • JUNE 30 / JULY 7 & 14

  • END TIMES

  • CHRISTIAN / PUBLIC SCHOOLS

  • DEMON MOVIES

  • BREAKING CIVIL LAWS

  • HOROSCOPES

  • ALCOHOL

  • DE-SENSITIZED BY CULTURE

  • MARIJUANA & CBD

  • DEPRESSION MEDICATION

  • PREMARITAL SEX

  • DIVORCE

  • DEATH PENALTY

  • ABORTION (WILL NOT BE LIVE-STREAMED OR RECORDED FOR PUBLIC VIEWING)

  • LGBTQ (WILL NOT BE LIVE-STREAMED OR RECORDED FOR PUBLIC VIEWING)

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