Is God?

This will be our follow-up series to Easter and is an examination of the attributes of God but
approaches it from a questioning perspective. Rather than say, “God is omnibenevolent” we
will ask the question, “Is God good?” This is designed to frame the conversation in a way that
many non-Christians often think about God.

April 7-8 – Is God Good?

While Christians talk about the goodness of God, not everyone believe God is always good.
Both Christians and non-Christians sometimes question God’s benevolent nature. It’s
usually phrased this way: “If God is good, then why ______?”

April 14-15 – Is God in Control?

What does the sovereignty of God mean? Are there such things as accidents? How does free
will factor into the providence of God? These are all questions that we ask when trying to
make sense of what is happening around us.

April 21-22 – Is God All Powerful?

We often refer to Almighty God – the idea that God has all power. The omnipotence of God
has both philosophical and very practical ramifications. Philosophically, it gets to the heart
of God’s authority. At a practical level, it’s about redemption and restoration.

April 28-29 – Is God Distant?

Is God everywhere? And if so, how is this different than the idea of pantheism? While these
are interesting questions, Frederick Buechner makes a good point: “It is not objective proof
of God’s existence that we want but … the experience of God’s presence.”

May 5-6 – Is God Just?

A common question has to do with God’s justness: Why do bad things happen to good
people? As Christians, we believe that God is just but that belief is tested when his ways are
not our ways. Because God is just, he has the right to establish standards and guidelines.

May 12-13 – Is God Loving?

Many people have the idea that God is angry all the time – or at the least, he is angry with
them. If he is loving, then why doesn’t he fix all the problems that we encounter? This
image of God is hard for some people to accept because their own human father was not
loving towards them.

May 19-20 – Is God Dependable?

Can you count on God? Is he trustworthy? This question cuts to the heart of what faith is all
about – being able to trust God. God does indeed keep his promises and is one-hundred
percent consistent in his character.

Quick FAQ’s

How Long Will I Have to be There?

This depends on how long-winded the preacher gets! Normally, the worship service will last between 65-70 minutes.

What Should I Wear?

We dress casual (you’ll see jeans and shorts – even during winter). You’ll also see people in business casual attire. Dress in a way that makes you feel comfortable.

Where Do My Kids Go?

Your kids are a top priority at Mountainview. Nursery through fifth grade stay on the first floor. You’ll see our children’s check-in desk when you enter the front door. Our children’s programming features a large group time with acting, singing, and more. Then they break-off into age-appropriate groups where they dig deeper into the lessons taught in the large group experience. It’s an integrated approach similar to what you would find at churches like North Point in Atlanta.

Want to Pre-Register Your Children? Click here.

Got Questions?

Email Phil Christian, our director of children and family ministry.

What If I Need Someone to Pray with Me?

Our prayer team is available at the close of every service for those who need someone to pray with.

What Do I Call Your Pastor?

Though he has been called reverend, pastor, father, and even most holy reverend, he prefers to be called Ken. Look for him before and after each worship service in the lobby.

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