Church is designed to be a place where you can nurture your spiritual life. It is a place for you to be able to ask questions and find answers, where you can unpack the truths of the Bible, where you can learn to worship God in all areas of your life. In short, the church is not a building, but a group of people who are on a journey, a journey to know Jesus and make Him known.
Bethel is a church that loves to address life’s biggest questions.
Those are four questions that everybody, those who consider themselves spiritual, religious, or not, need to face sometime in their life. The relevance of religion, the relevance of church, will be made clear as we clearly addresses these four “biggies”
- Big Question #1 – Origins – where did we come from?
- Big Question #2 – Problem – what’s the problem with our world?
- Big Question #3 – Solution – where do we turn for hope?
- Big Question #4 – Destiny – where are we going?
Origin – One of the main premises of Christianity is that we are not an accident, but that we are here on purpose. In fact, Christianity teaches that we were created by a God of love, a personal God who desires to be in relationship with us.
Problem – Sin has infiltrated our world, leaving us cut off from God. The problem, according to Christians is not just that we have some “moral” problems, not just that we are bad people needing to be made good, but that we are dead people, needing to be made Alive. That’s what sin has done, cut us off from God.
Solution – We can’t do anything on our own to remedy this situation and must rely on a Savior, Jesus Christ. Why is the cross so prevalent in Christian churches? Because it represents God’s ultimate solution to our sin problem.
Destiny – This life is not the end. Christians believe in the promise of heaven, eternity with God.