Science and Sermons!

Dear friends,

I started teaching science and coaching basketball in 1966 on the east side of San Jose.  Perhaps you know the steps in the scientific method or maybe you have forgotten them?  If you look up the steps up in Google, you will basically find:

  • Make an observation
  • Ask a question
  • Form a hypothesis
  • Perform an experiment
  • Analyze the data
  • Form a conclusion

We use this method in the natural world but what about in the unseen spiritual and supernatural world?  As we study through the “Sermon on the Mount”, we will continue to see at deeper levels that Jesus is not nearly as concerned with the externals (observable) as He is about what is going on in our hearts and minds.  “Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart!”

We often form “conclusions” on what we see and hear. We should be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to judge when it comes to others.  In our relationship with God, we should be transparent and authentic:  “We refuse to wear masks and play games. We don’t maneuver and manipulate behind the scenes. And we don’t twist God’s Word to suit ourselves. Rather, we keep everything we do and say out in the open, the whole truth on display, so that those who want to can see and judge for themselves in the presence of God” (2 Corinthians 4:2 The Message).

This Sunday we will examine Matt. 5:3-5.  Remember to read it, meditate upon it and ask yourself this question, “Do these verses describe me?”

Please consider inviting a few friends to our second “Expert Witness” series coming on Thursday night the 23rd of January with Dr. Hugh Ross.  He is a renowned astrophysicist and President/Founder of Reasons to Believe.  The title of his talk is, “The Origin of Matter and our Planet.”

Blessed are the poor in spirit,