Someone stopped me Sunday after the service with a great comment: “I think instead of calling this series ‘Ask me Anything’, you should have called it ‘Opening a can of worms'”. I’m not exactly sure where the phrase “opening a can of worms” came from (who cans worms???) , but I get what they meant. Asking (and answering) real questions about God, Religion, Sin, Church etc is difficult and even upsetting at times…and I’m completely fine with that.
In fact, I hope EVERY week at actionchurch, people honestly question what they hear. I hope they ask themselves: “Is this true?”, “Does the Bible really say that?”, “Does God still expect that from his followers”? I pray we always ask tough questions, and love others enough to share the difficult truths from scripture. I pray we will always love God enough to take action, by putting his commands into practice in our lives.
Even when it’s an uncomfortable process.
Even when we don’t like the answer.
Even when we struggle to understand.
Even when every “answer” just raises more questions.
Tough questions lead to growth…and it’s ABSOLUTELY worth the trouble that comes from “opening a can of worms”…whatever that means. :-)
11 And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, and they listened eagerly to Paul’s message. They searched the Scriptures day after day to see if Paul and Silas were teaching the truth. 12 As a result, many Jews believed, as did many of the prominent Greek women and men. (Acts 17:11-12)