Prepared

 

There’s one question that faces Christians that will never go away.  And there’s a good reason for it.

At some point in life, we ALL ask this question.

Christian or not – you’re probably not sure what the answer is.

And whatever answer you might uncover doesn’t seem to be satisfying.

The question:

If God is good, why is there so much suffering in the world?

As a breaking point for many of us who approach faith, how do we approach this question?

This weekend at our Barrie campus we talk about the problem of pain.  It’s an important problem.

Barrie Campus

Prepared – Part 3 – Good God? | Andy Stanley 

There’s one question about God that elicits the most emotion, but has no emotionally satisfying answer. If God is good, why is there so much suffering in the world? If God were all-powerful, he could eliminate suffering. If God was loving, he would eliminate suffering. So, is he unable or unwilling?

8.30 and 10.00 am | Galaxy Cinemas, Barrie

Invite your friend to Barrie here.

Orillia Campus

Prepared – Part 2 – Reliable Witness | Andy Stanley 

If you’re a Christian, be prepared to defend your decision to follow Christ. Be prepared to defend your hope or confidence in Christ. You believe that Jesus died for your sins and rose from the grave. That’s amazing! But you don’t have to believe it because the Bible says so. It’s better than that . . . .

8.30 and 10.00 am | Galaxy Cinemas, Orillia

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If you are a Christian, you know this tension.

You have a matter of sentences to answer that loaded, emotionally charged question about your faith.

If you are not a Christian, you know this tension too.

You know questions that no one can ever seem to answer for you.  You can’t possibly understand how people seem to believe so blindly.  Why??

As Christians, what do you do when you are in the hotseat?  Can you be prepared for those tough conversations and critics?  How do you respond when someone asks you “why”?

Christians have been responding to these questions for thousands of years – and their response changes everything.

This weekend in Barrie – we’ll talk about why we don’t just believe in Jesus because the Bible says so… it’s better than that!

Barrie Campus

Prepared – Part 2 – Reliable Witness | Andy Stanley 

If you’re a Christian, be prepared to defend your decision to follow Christ. Be prepared to defend your hope or confidence in Christ. You believe that Jesus died for your sins and rose from the grave. That’s amazing! But you don’t have to believe it because the Bible says so. It’s better than that . . . .

8.30 and 10.00 am | Galaxy Cinemas, Barrie

Invite your friend to Barrie here.

Orillia Campus

Prepared – Part 1 – Hope on the Ropes | Andy Stanley 

One of the most frustrating things about being a Christian is the questions people ask about what you believe. If you had fifteen minutes, you could answer. But what are you supposed to say in just a few seconds? How do you defend your faith without losing your mind?

8.30 and 10.00 am | Galaxy Cinemas, Orillia

Invite your friend to Orillia here.

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If you are a Christian, you know this tension.

That moment when someone asks you a loaded, emotionally charged question about your faith that you are expected to answer in 60 seconds.

If you are not a Christian, you know those questions.

Those questions that no one can ever seem to answer, and you can’t possibly understand how people can believe is something so seemingly blinded.

As Christians, how do you speak openly about our faith? How can you be prepared for those tough conversations?  How can you respond when someone asks you “why”?

There’s a response Christians have been giving for thousands of years – and it’s what changed everything.

This weekend in Barrie – you’ll be prepared for the next time someone asks.

Barrie Campus

Prepared – Part 1 – Hope on the Ropes | Andy Stanley 

One of the most frustrating things about being a Christian is the questions people ask about what you believe. If you had fifteen minutes, you could answer. But what are you supposed to say in just a few seconds? How do you defend your faith without losing your mind?

8.30 and 10.00 am | Galaxy Cinemas, Barrie

Invite your friend to Barrie here.

Orillia Campus

Overwhelmed – Part 6 – Overconnected | Carey Nieuwhof

So you’re constantly on social media and enjoy binge watching your favourite series. But is all this connectedness good for you? Can anyone really have 1000 friends? Is shooting for 10,000 followers or thousands of likes even healthy? This week, we’ll explore technology’s impact on family life, your life and your soul.

8.30 and 10.00 am | Galaxy Cinemas, Orillia

Invite your friend to Orillia here.

Overwhelmed

 

Why is it that money can be such a source of stress in our lives… whether we’ve got a lot, or not enough?

This weekend in Barrie, we’re talking about money.

That taboo subject that isn’t generally open for conversation with friends and family. That subject that makes you uncomfortable the moment it get personal. Why is that?

Join us as we pull back the curtain on personal finance, there might be something you’ve been missing all along.

In Orillia, we talk about why relationships with your kids, friends and even spouses can be overwhelming, and how your hidden expectations might be driving that.

Know anyone that would appreciate that? Bring them too!

Hope to see you Sunday.

Barrie Campus

Overwhelmed – Part 5 – Overdrawn | Carey Nieuwhof

Money is one of the greatest stressors in life, whether you have money or whether you don’t. Financial stress is something people talk about all the time (even fight over), yet rarely talk to God about, other than to complain. Why is that? We’ll look at how inviting God into your finances can deepen your trust and finally give you the peace you’ve been lacking.

8.30 and 10.00 am | Galaxy Cinemas, Barrie

Invite your friend to Barrie here.

Orillia Campus

Overwhelmed – Part 4 – Overestimated | Carey Nieuwhof

Relationships are supposed be life giving. So why are so many people frustrated and worried about their marriages, kids, friendships and relationships? Maybe you’re worried and angry because you’re expecting something of the people around you that they can’t possibly provide.

8.30 and 10.00 am | Galaxy Cinemas, Orillia

Invite your friend to Orillia here.

Overwhelmed

 

Doesn’t it seems that the world is moving faster and faster?

Doesn’t that make it easier and easier to find yourself swamped by demands, expectations and obligations?

Well – you’re not the only one.

This weekend in Barrie, we’re talking about a major source of tension for people.  Other people!  What do we do when the relationships in our lives cause us more harm than we realize, not because of the other person but because of us?

In Orillia, we talk about keeping up with the pace of life and how to find health and rest in the midst of a spinning world. Believe it or not, it’s possible.

Find out how to move toward healthier schedules and healthier relationships.

Know anyone that would appreciate that? Bring them too!

Hope to see you Sunday.

Barrie Campus

Overwhelmed – Part 4 – Overestimated | Carey Nieuwhof

Relationships are supposed be life giving. So why are so many people frustrated and worried about their marriages, kids, friendships and relationships? Maybe you’re worried and angry because you’re expecting something of the people around you that they can’t possibly provide.

8.30 and 10.00 am | Galaxy Cinemas, Barrie

Invite your friend to Barrie here.

Orillia Campus

Overwhelmed – Part 3 – Overdrive | Carey Nieuwhof

Why does the pace of life always seem to be getting… faster? How do you find the time to slow down in a world that never stops? Pace is one of the keys to winning the war against worry. We’ll look at one of the best ways to reduce stress from an ancient tradition God established thousands of years ago.

8.30 and 10.00 am | Galaxy Cinemas, Orillia

Invite your friend to Orillia here.