Here at Journey Church, we’re in the midst of a sermon series called “God’s Not Dead,” based on a book by Rice Broocks.
As Part 4 of this series, I shared a sermon last week entitled “Life Is No Accident” – explaining the scientific, philosophical, and psychological evidence pointing to the fact that everything that is living is designed intentionally and not the product of random chance.
I used to stand at the edge of the Grand Canyon and think, “The forces that created this canyon are incredible.” This is true – but is this the end of the story? Does the beauty of our world point to anything beyond itself?
Within scientific evidence, there are irreducibly complex systems such as bacterial flagellum that contain multiple pieces that are needed simultaneously to operate properly and therefore could not have developed through a step-by-step process of adding one piece at a time, as evolution proposes. Additionally, scientists are still unable to explain how the 100 trillion cells in our body are coded with 4-letter chemical DNA alphabet.
Next, some people think that science and faith are not at odds with one another; but in reality science and faith together help us understand the world. Science actually supports theistic belief in the sense that science can answer the “what” and “how” of what we see, and philosophy/religion can help us answer the “why.”
Last, we must realize the implications of the Darwinian hypothesis are that nothing produces everything, non-life produces life, randomness produces fine-tuning, and chaos produces information. But it does appear that everything that is living is designed intentionally, and not the product of random chance.
Life has meaning and purpose. You are more than just matter and the product of random chance. God has a plan and purpose for you. Each person’s ultimate need is for meaning in his/her life, and one of our greatest callings in life is to personally discover God’s purpose for our lives. Personally, I’ve discovered such joy in living not for myself but for the one who created me.
This begins by coming to God and building a personal relationship with Jesus – You are made to relate to God in a vibrant, personal, and intimate way.
Why don’t you go to God and ask Him, “God, who am I to you? What is the purpose for my life?” You might be surprised how He will answer. I’d also encourage you to dwell on Psalm 139, describing God’s handiwork in creating you.
Listen to the entire sermon here: http://jcboston.org/gods-dead-part-4/