Tag Archives: opposite of faith is certainty

Identity Crisis: Faith Meets Doubt – Sermon on Matthew 14:22-33

This sermon, revised here for August 9, 2020, was originally the second in a four-part series, Intersections: Where Faith Meets Life, preached on August 13, 2017. In its current form it is second in a new series: Identity Crisis. Watch  the 2020 version on Vimeo.

Young people are good at questioning the Christian faith. They want to know things like:

  • “Is God real?
  • Why are churches so messed up?
  • Why are so many Christians hypocrites?
  • Can I trust the Bible?
  • Is it wrong to doubt God?

When we deny the power of these questions – or worse, ignore them – others might suspect our faith isn’t strong enough to handle doubt. But we don’t have to have all the answers. Admitting that we don’t know everything there is to know about God is actually the first step in finding the depth of faith Jesus wants to develop in us. It’s the beginning of finding our identity in something that is greater than ourselves. Continue reading