Why God Became One of Us
Christians believe many crazy things-including that God showed up in a human body and lived among humankind. But why? Join us at South Bay Bible Church, 578 Montauk Highway, East Moriches, on Sundays, beginning November 18, at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. for this new teaching series: Why God Became One of Us.
Why would God want to become one of us and live in a world like ours? A world of anxiety … A world of chaos … A world of heartache … Why would God leave the comfort and recognition of heaven to live in this world? Pastor Hawley targets this perplexing question in this four-part series, Why God Became One of Us.
- Jesus Came to Communicate and Demonstrate (John 1:14; 14:1-11; 1:18) – November 18: Why would God leave the comfort and recognition of heaven to live on this ball of dirt in a time when the best of conditions barely paralleled the worst of modern-day conditions – before morphine, before air conditioning, and before indoor plumbing? Why? We think we know why he died, but what compelled him to live as one of us?
- Jesus Came to Show Us God (John 1:14, 18; 9:1-38) – November 25: If there is a God, we all want to know what he’s like. We’re curious. We tend to look at nature, outer space, or within ourselves to find clues about him. However, it only provides us with an incomplete picture. Jesus made a radical claim. He said if you want to know about God, look no further than him. If you’ve seen the Son, you’ve seen the Father.
- Jesus Came to Elevate (John 1:14; Luke 7:39-40; Romans 5:7-8) – December 2: We’ve all been picked on for something we had no control over. It’s dehumanizing. In all likelihood, you’ve also picked on others. It’s such a strange thing. It’s such a human thing. The easiest way to feel superior is to find a person or group we think is inferior and power up. We’ve probably all been guilty of this outwardly or inwardly. One of the reasons Jesus came into the world was to change all that.
- Jesus Came to Put Religion in Its Place (John 1:14; Mark 2:24, 27; Isaiah 1:11-17; Matthew 22:37-40) – December 9: We want answers for life’s mysteries. Is there an afterlife? Will I see my mom again? What does the Bible say about divorce? Religion tries to answer those questions. Religion is about answers, order, and predictability. Unfortunately, life isn’t about any of those things. Life can be messy. Religion has a place in our lives, but Jesus taught us it shouldn’t be in first place. When religion takes first place, it begins flexing its muscles at the expense of mercy. Jesus came to put religion in its place.
As a non-denominational Christian church, South Bay Bible Church was started in 2006 with the mission to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. The church is dedicated to creating environments where people are encouraged to pursue intimacy with God, community with insiders, and influence with outsiders.
To find out more about South Bay Bible Church and their upcoming events, please visit southbaychurchli.org.
About South Bay Bible Church: South Bay Bible Church is a non-denominational Christian church known for Biblical messages applicable to everyday life. The church meets at 578 Montauk Highway in East Moriches, NY. The church’s mission is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Our service schedule includes two convenient times: Sunday morning at 9:00 and 11:00, and online anytime. A nursery and children’s church are available. For more information, go to southbaychurchli.org., call 631-909-8241, Facebook, or Twitter @sbbcli.