Explore God 2: Is There a God?

For 7 weeks, we're partnering with over 100 other churches in metro Richmond for the Explore God series. This series is especially designed for people that have spiritual questions and are exploring what they believe. For more information on the full series, as well as other Explore God opportunities we have going on, visit our Explore God page, or visit the ExploreGod.com

For Meditation

This week we turn to the enormous question, “Is There a God?” All of us, whether we have grown up in the church or not, at some point or other have asked this question. This week we’ll try to look at some of the reasons people give for disbelieving in God and ultimately see that many of them are untenable. If God does not exist, then the implications are enormous-- it means that there are no moral absolutes, no standards for justice, and no real meaning to existence.

But for most of us, this is less of an intellectual philosophical question as it is a personal and existential question. The deeper question may be, “Am I alone?” We may even believe in God but find Him incredibly distant, with no real sense of his personal interaction in our daily lives. How do we find a God that feels so lost sometimes? The good news of the gospel is that God has come to find us-- to make himself known to us. Not only do we have the recorded testimony of his coming among us in Jesus Christ- but now we have the opportunity to experience his presence and power in our every day lives. We’ll dip our toe into how that happens.

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Psalm 19:1-4a

1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.
3 They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them.
4 Yet their voice goes out into all the earth.

John 1:1-5

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.