inCredible – Part 3 – Bible miracles… seriously?
Sermon by Greg MacRobbie – Sunday, May 12, 2019
Did the miracles described in the Bible actually happen the way they are documented? How could anyone believe that?
Brookside Banter follow up video
In this Brookside Banter video, we address some questions that came out of this week’s content.
Life Group Study Guide
Many of us grow up believing things that are not real. Do you remember a time when you realized you were mistaken on something you assumed was true? What was it? How did it make you feel?
- Was there something in this week’s teaching that particularly struck you or got you thinking?
- How do you handle the unexplainable? Do you ignore it, reject it, doubt it, embrace it, rationalize it?
- Read 2 Timothy 3:16. Many people reject the bible, and many Christians are embarrassed by the bible, because it talks about creation, the flood, and many other miracles as actual historical facts. The Apostle Paul’s note to Timothy here argues that all of it is reliable and useful today. How do you personally process this?
- Pastor Greg mentioned three lines of reasoning that support the possibility of the miraculous taking place, beyond ‘the bible says so’:
a. They align with (do not contradict) scientific law (though they do contradict the philosophical naturalism worldview)
b. They are supported by credible testimony – both of ‘believers’ willing to die for their testimony, and of critics wishing they could refute the miracles they had witnessed (see Acts 4:13-18)
c. They are supported by the expected physical evidence (the vast layers of sediment and sedimentary erosion such as the Grand Canyon)
Which of these do you find more compelling? Which do you find to be less compelling?
- Read Hebrews 11:6. In the end, we either have to accept God by faith, or refuse God by faith. Why do you think this is so?
What is God saying to you from His Word? What are you going to do about it?