Why a Church?

Why did God allow a church to be attacked? What has God revealed in His Word to help us process this tragedy?

Romans 8:28-39
Isaiah 46:9-10
Daniel 4:34-35
Ephesians 1:11
Matthew 10:29
Acts 4:27-28
1 Timothy 1:17
Genesis 50:20
1 John 4:9-10
Philippians 1:21,1:23

God hath decreed in Himself, from all eternity, by the most wise and holy counsel of His own will, freely and unchangeably, all things, whatsoever comes to pass; yet so as thereby is God neither the author of sin nor hath fellowship with any therein; nor is violence offered to the will of the creature, nor yet is the liberty or contingency of second causes taken away, but rather established; in which appears His wisdom in disposing all things, and power and faithfulness in accomplishing His decree. 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith

Sermon discussion topics for parents to use with their children:

  • What are the three truths or attributes about God that should guide us as we seek to answer the question Why a Church?

  • Explain how each one is important.

  • Why does the unbeliever have no answers?

  • Why should we pray for the victims?

  • What should we pray for the victims?