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Faith Can Fix Anything

09/24/17

Speaker: Mark Petersburg

Series: Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe

Summary: This statement often shows up when a situation looks hopeless. Alongside comes a well-meaning friend or a self-appointed counselor or even a religious huckster with these words: “If you just had enough faith….” The implication is that with enough faith cancer can be beat, death can be cheated, any problem solved. But is that really true? Is that what the Bible really says? And is that what faith is really for?

A Valley Means A Wrong Turn

09/17/17

Speaker: Mark Petersburg

Series: Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe

Summary: When you find yourself in a valley does it mean you took a wrong turn? Or is it possible that you are right where God wants you? Perhaps God will use your valley in his plan of building Christ-likeness in you.

Everything Happens For A Reason

09/10/17

Speaker: Mark Petersburg

Series: Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe

Summary: You have perhaps heard this statement from someone who is trying to encourage you or comfort you in the midst of a difficult or tragic situation. Maybe you have said this yourself to another person hoping that it would make them feel better or give them a sense of hope. But is that statement really true? Depends. A careful study of Romans 8:28 will help you know if this is just a dumb thing many smart Christians believe.

Christians Shouldn’t Judge

09/03/17

Speaker: Mark Petersburg

Series: Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe

Summary: No doubt you have heard someone say: “Judge not.” It is often the response to someone who makes a critical statement about another person’s beliefs or moral standards. This has become a prevailing view today, even among Christians. The problem is that isn’t what Jesus said and certainly not what he meant. When is judging appropriate and how does one judge rightly?