Sermon Series – Cliches of the FaithCindy Wilson2017-08-05T12:37:52+00:00
As Christians, we want to say the “right” thing when we express God’s love and faithfulness to others. But we often resort to clichés that are ultimately less than helpful. We insist that “everything happens for a reason,” and hope that God “won’t give us more than we can handle.” When we don’t know how to comfort a grieving friend, we resort to “God must have needed another angel in heaven.” In our struggle for certainty, we claim that “the Bible says it, I believe it, and that settles it.” We embrace phrases like “God helps those who help themselves,” and “love the sinner, hate the sin.” But while these phrases make good bumper stickers, do they accurately express what we believe to be true about God and discipleship? In this series we’ll take a look at a few common clichés and see just how useful (or useless!) they really are.