Fixing the bugs in our faith



My smart phone is always wanting to update its apps.  And when I try to find out what the update includes, the most common reason is this:
Bug fixes.

In other words, the app developer has discovered that something isn’t playing nicely with other things on the phone.  Something is not running smoothly.  So the app needs a little tweaking, and a little adjusting.

Which sounds a lot like our faith.  We start out with certain beliefs about God/life/faith, then discover that our beliefs don’t play nicely with other people, or their beliefs.  Or they don’t play nicely with the world as we understand it.  Or with life as we’re experiencing it.  We’ve got bugs in our faith.  So we need an update.

What happens Sunday after Sunday at Seneca Creek is a bit like an app update.  We focus on God’s character, his truth, and his purposes and plans for our lives.  By doing this, we add the skills needed to address those areas of life that aren’t playing nicely with our faith, or our understanding of God.  We rewrite the code that is at the core of our faith.  And that gives us an update, if you will.  It’s a system of “bug fixes.”

Given our limited understanding of God, and the challenges we face week after week, it’s no surprise that God encourages us to gather regularly.

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
(Hebrews 10:24-25)

I’d like to encourage you to keep you faith app updated.  If you’re unable to join us on the weekend, be sure to check out the podcast here.  And if there’s a bug that you would like to have us address, be sure to let me know.

I look forward to updating our apps together soon.

-Pastor Mark

P.S. If you have an interest in our 2018 mission trip to Tanzania, Africa, mark your calendars for October 29th or November 5th at 1:00 pm.  We’ll share all the details and information at those informal meetings.

 

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