The Bible Doesn't Say That

5 Sermons | April 24-May 22, 2022

There are simple phrases that we have all heard before that sound Christian...like something you might find in the Bible. But what happens when they're not in the Bible?

 

In this sermon series, we'll explore some popular phrases we hear in church that aren't in the Bible. And we'll see that even if these phrases have an element of truth, they're still in direct conflict with what the Bible actually teaches.

Sermon 1

Everything Happens for a Reason

April 24, 2022

We have all heard someone say, "Everything happens for a reason." We usually hear this phrase when someone is trying to make sense out of pain and suffering in the world around.

 

But when we say that "Everything happens for a reason," in church, we fail to take responsibility for the choices we make that may hurt other people.

Sermon 2

God Helps Those Who Help Themselves

May 1, 2022

Benjamin Franklin made the phrase "God helps those who help themselves," famous in his "Poor Richard's Almanack." But there are plenty of people who think this phrase comes right from the pages of the Bible.

 

But the truth is, the Bible has a completely different message. The Bible shows us that God helps those who cannot help themselves.

 

Sermon 3

God Said It, I Believe It, That Settles It

May 8 2022

Over the years, there have been plenty of different issues that have divided churches. And many of these issues have been magnified by the belief that "God said it, I believe it, that settles it."

 

But this phrase isn't in the Bible. Instead, in Matthew 23, Jesus reminds us what really matters to God...loving God and loving others.

Sermon 4

Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin

May 15, 2022

The phrase, "Love the sinner, hate the sin," seems like it should be in the Bible. After all, the Bible tells us that all have sinned. And the Bible teaches us that God loves all.

 

But the Bible doesn't say, "Love the sinner, hate the sin." Instead the Bible says, "Love your neighbor." In this sermon, we'll be talking about just how big a difference there is between those two statements.

 

Sermon 5

God Won't Give You More Than You Can Handle

May 22, 2022

Has anyone ever told you, "God won't give you more than you can handle"? It's something we tend to say when someone around us is struggling.

 

But is God really the one that gives us things to handle? Or should we be saying, God will help you handle whatever you're given?