The journey of faith, like that of life is often littered with stumbling blocks. Most Christians would probably admit to coming across the occasional pothole on their journey of faith, stumbling now and then, needing a little assistance, a hand to hold.
These problems come in all shapes and sizes and many are very personal and related to the kind of people that we are, but they have been there since the dawn of faith, and there are plenty of examples in Scripture.
It can be helpful to think about these stumbling blocks and how they happen, in order that we might better help others who are struggling in their own journeys.
“Doubt is but another element of faith.” (St. Augustine)
“The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.” (Pierre Abelard)
“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.” (Bertrand Russell)
“If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.” (Rene Descartes)
The study is formatted such that each individual study can be printed off on 2 double-sided sheets of A4 for distribution to a group.
The four studies have enough material to keep a group going for an evening, looking at a range of temptations and problems which can cause Christians to struggle with their faith.
1) Riches and stuff
2) The opposition
3) Discouragement and doubt
4) Idol-ness, forgetfulness and folly
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