When God is Misunderstood: Summer teaching series1
Have you ever sent a carefully-worded email or text to someone, only to have it misunderstood? Perhaps the other person read something into your words that you didn’t mean, or focused on a word or phrase and took it out of context?
No matter how clear we try to be when communicating, words fail us at times. We come from different backgrounds, we’ve had different experiences, we think differently, so our communication with each other is imperfect. Every day we run the risk of being misunderstood.
The same is true with God. Long ago, God decided to communicate one consistent message to us about how we are to understand Him and the world we live in, His perspective on life and expectations of us.
We know it as the Bible. God carefully preserved that message over the centuries. Even still, we live in a very different time and culture from those ancient, Hebrew-speaking people. We read God’s message in a language different from its original writing. Words or phrases read in isolation can be misunderstood.
Join us this summer as we look at some of the most popular verses in Scripture where God’s Word is often misunderstood today. Discover what God really means, and why that matters.
- July 2 Do All of Us Prosper? (Jeremiah 29:11)
- July 9 Is Nothing Impossible for Me? (Philippians 4:13)
- July 16 Does Everything Turn Out Good? (Romans 8:28)
- July 23 How Does God Want to Use Us? (Matthew 25:14-30)
- July 30 How Much Can I Handle, Really? (1 Corinthians 10:13)
- Aug. 6 What Did I Do Wrong with My Kid? (Proverbs 22:6)
- Aug. 13 Do My Thoughts Influence My Future? (Proverbs 23:7)
- Aug. 20 Doesn’t God Love & Accept Everybody? (2 Peter 3:9)