This Week's Texts: Acts 2.22-32
Teaching Link: "You have heard it said...but I tell you." Certainty
“Where there is doubt, faith has its reason for being. Clearly faith is not needed where certainty supposedly exists, but only in situations where doubt is possible, even present.”
Daniel Taylor, The Myth of Certainty
What does the above quote mean to you?
Where do you fall on the scale of “having to know” and “can’t know?” How does that affect your faith?
How much do you find yourself wishing for certainty? For you, what is the difference between “confidence” and “certainty?”
Think of a time when you have felt guilty for having doubts? What caused you to feel that way?
In Acts 2.22-32, what is Peter appealing to in order to give weight to his account of the resurrection?
Often times it is not our "confidence" that shaken by doubt but an encounter with the "certainty" of others. What are ways that we can cultivate healthy "confidence" without causing others to doubt with a false sense of "certainty?"