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New Message Series
April 23-May 21

Many people today, for a variety of reasons, find the whole idea of God—and the Christian understanding of him—hard to believe. Sometimes the barrier to belief is a question of science—something on the line of the idea that modern science and the Christian faith cannot be reconciled, so if one wants to be keep his brains, he must rule out faith in God. At other times, the barrier may be more of a moral dilemma—if there is a good God who loves us, why is there so much suffering and pain in the world? The barrier could be deeply seated in the psyche—could the big God of the universe really know and care about little tiny me, especially after what I have done? Or it can be a question of the fairness of the claim that one faith is right and others somehow miss it—can Jesus really be the only way to heaven, or are there multiple paths? Finally, those of us who are in church are forced to admit that some Christians (and sometimes they are "so-called" Christians) act—well, just a little bit strangly at time.

Are you one of those people who find it hard to believe? If so, here's a follow-up question: Do you consider yourself in any sense of the phrase a spiritual seeker? If so, this series is for you. A passage in the Bible says to those of us who are believers in Jesus, “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience…” (1 Peter 3.15-16). In other words, we are instructed to gently and respectfully try to give answers to those who find it hard to believe. After all, some of us who believe today once struggled with similar questions. We wanted to know if Christianity really made sense—or if it was just a myth that gave some people psychological help with the difficulties of life.

Many spiritual seekers want to believe or are willing to believe, but they want to know that there are good reasons to believe. They are intrigued by the story of Jesus and his teachings and often by the changes they have seen in others who have chosen to follow him. They want to experience the love, joy, and peace they have seen in serious believers. We invite you to continue your seeking through this message series...

Date Message
April 23  It’s Hard to Believe… when so many bad things happen
April 30  It’s Hard to Believe… in the face of scientific discovery
May 7  It’s Hard to Believe… that Jesus is the only way to heaven
May 14  It’s Hard to Believe… that God really cares about me
May 21  It’s Hard to Believe… when some Christians act so weird

Do you know others who might profit by this series? Invite them! Listen to the messages together, and use them as discussion starters for further conversation. And perhaps over time, many will find that it is no longer hard to believe!

CreativeHearts Academy Players, Sr.

proudly present

Little Women LOGO

Book by Allan Knee
Music by Jason Howland
Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein
Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott

 

Friday, April 28, 2017, at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 2:00pm and 7:30pm


Clairmont Hills Baptist Church
1995 Clairmont Road Decatur, GA 30033

 

Tickets:  $8 for 8 years and older
$5 for 7 years and younger 

 

For tickets click on the link below:
www.creativehearts.yapsody.com

 

LITTLE WOMEN
Is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI
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To answer the questions of life . . .

Questions like, “Who am I?” “What’s my purpose?” “What is God really like?” and “Why do bad things happen?” Jesus Christ and His church are uniquely qualified to answer life’s most basic questions.

To share life’s happiness...

The precious moments of life are meant to be shared: the beginning of new life together in marriage, the birth of a new child, the baptism of new believers... these milestones, plus the joy of simple pleasures, are enhanced by the community of a loving congregation.

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Everyone faces trouble in life: sorrows, disappointments, sickness, death. Needed support and comfort flows freely from those who share a common faith. How much we need one another in times like these!

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Survey after survey reveals an overwhelming belief in God. But what is He like? How do we know Him? God has answered those questions through the Bible, the special book that is the guide for the church.

To share God’s message and help those in need...

We can do more together than we can do alone. God has always called together a community of believers to help one another and to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. His message can bring healing to a hurting world. Yes, everyone needs a church, and at Clairmont Hills, we would love to be yours!  

 

Words from our Pastor

fredPastor Fred O. Pitts
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"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart: and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

Jesus (Matthew 11.28)