This month, we’re leaning into the topic of discerning truth. Culture tells us that it’s every man for himself when it comes to deciding what’s true, but what happens when your truth rubs up against my truth? Where is the truth the midst of all the fake news? And how do we actually live in a way that’s consistent with reality? In this series, we establish that truth has a name, and that name is Jesus. When Jesus, our relational, unchanging Savior, is our basis for what’s true, we are able to successfully navigate a culture that’s often hostile and confused.
In week one, we ground our understanding of truth in the person of Jesus, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. To really know truth, we have to know Him. Because truth is not just a what, but a who. Truth is not relative, it’s relational. It’s not abstract, it’s unchanging. It’s not oppressive, it’s life-giving.
Week two explores the big question: Is Christianity true? We unpack three arguments for consideration when it comes to believing in the God of the Bible. Something from nothing. Order from chaos. Life from death.
During week three, our youth pastors will compare and contrast cultural “truth” and scriptural truth. There are a lot of things we are inclined to believe based on them being widely accepted or prevalent in culture. But in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus continually raised the bar or flipped the script when it came to the paradigms of His day.