- So many different religions,
so many claims and counter-claims...
so many people searching for truth...
How much would we give to find it?
"The kingdom of heaven is like a
"seek and you will find; knock
Notes for "a time to search"
1 Tim 6:6-10
|Many spend their lives looking for happiness, for whatever they think may bring happiness - money, fame, success of some sort. Many are disappointed.|
||Through his Word, God promises happiness to those who seek for glory and honour through him. But can we trust that promise? How can we test it for ourselves?|
|John 17:17||Many religions make promises to their adherents - how can we find 'the truth'?|
|11 Tim 3:14-17||It is our privilege to be able to read God's Word, to search out its message, and to test it in our lives.|
|The consistent theme of human redemption (the 'good news'), that runs through the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation, is unique evidence that this is God's revelation to us.|
|1 Cor 3:11
|Only in Christ is salvation to be found. No other religion promises hope through a God-given redeemer.|
|1 John 4:1
|There are many false prophets and false spirits whose words we must test and reject.|
|1 Tim 4:7-8
|In finding 'the truth', we will find real happiness now and the prospect of perfect life in the future.|