Genesis 3:8-15; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5.1; Mark 3:20-35

Sermon Notes

There Are No Answers in the Back of the Book

For many of us, faith or religion becomes about having the right answer: believing the "right" thing about God or doing the "right" things in our lives so we can go to the "right" place when we die. But what if this obsession with being "right" is actually what is separating us from God?

Question for reflection:
Whether you grew up in a religious tradition or not, you were taught certain things about God or the world. How did you come to believe *in* those things? How did they become real for you?

Artwork: "Eve," by Anna Lea Merritt, 1900. From Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.