Generations Church
Many of Jesus teachings came from questions he was asked. Whether easy or hard, all sincere questions deserve an answer. In this series we allow you to ask the question and if possible, Pastor Brian answers them from the pulpit. The goal of this series is to answer as many questions that would be of the most interest, information and encouragement to the broadest audience. If you have a question about the Bible, life, faith or culture feel free to send it to Pastor Brian at brian@gctlh.org
Locations & Times
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  • Generations Church
    3080 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM

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About Generations Church
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What a joy it is to introduce you to our church! At Generations Church, our doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey. Our goal is to connect you with God and with other people through powerful worship services that offer biblical truth in relevant and practical ways.

Whether you’re a spiritual seeker who’s just starting to ask questions about God, or a committed Christian who wants to grow deeper in your faith, you can find a home here at Generations Church. We invite you to worship with us this Sunday!

Thanks for your visit to our website. Please contact us if you have any questions at info@gctlh.org.
Our Purpose
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Generations Church understands the Biblical purpose for its existence. We strive in every way to follow the commands of Scripture in the following areas:
1) A CHRIST-CENTERED CHURCH:
We are a church that is based on the life and teachings of Jesus. He is central to our individual lives and to the life and ministry of our Church. 1 Peter 2:5-7
2) A CHURCH WITH A HEART FOR EVANGELISM AND MISSIONS:
We are a church that believes in the Great Commission. From our local community to the most remote part of the world, we believe that every person deserves the opportunity to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ. Mark 16:15
3) A PRAYER-FOCUSED CHURCH:
We are a church that believes in the power of prayer. Prayer draws us close to God and impacts our lives and world. Luke 11:1
4) A SPIRIT-EMPOWERED CHURCH:
We are a church that is dependent on the power of the Holy Spirit to accomplish the instructions of our Lord and to live a life that is pleasing to God. Acts 1:8
Ask It? Part 4 Answering Questions about the Bible, Life and Faith.
Proverbs 23, Ephesians 5

Last weeks questions:

• I know that killing is a sin. What happens if your job deals with killing people like a cop/soldier. Would they go to heaven?

• What does the Bible say about separation and divorce? Are you supposed to stay in a relationship that is emotionally/verbally abusive?

• How can we be certain of our salvation in relation to this passage? Matthew 7:22-23
1. Just curious, what are your thoughts on alcohol?

Why I don’t drink alcohol:

• I am too cheap.
• I think I have an addictive type personality and would have had a problem with it.
• I have seen it affect the destiny of others in negative way.

Diagnosed alcohol addiction:
• Adults (ages 18+): 15.1 million adults.
• Youth (ages 12–17): an estimated 623,000 adolescents ages 12–17.
https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/overview-alcohol-consumption/alcohol-facts-and-statistics
• Alcohol weakens our willpower, effects judgment and opens a person to a potential lifetime of addiction.

• People are hurt or die because of it.

In 2016, 10,497 people died in alcohol-impaired auto accidents. Researchers estimate that nearly 2,000 college students die annually in accidents directly related to alcohol abuse, and over half a million students between the ages of 18-24. https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/impaired_driving/impaired-drv_factsheet.html

• My potential influence on my kids and others

It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother or sister to fall. Romans 14:21

"Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes? Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine. Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly! In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper. Your eyes will see strange sights, and your mind will imagine confusing things. You will be like one sleeping on the high seas, lying on top of the rigging.“They hit me,” you will say, “but I’m not hurt! They beat me, but I don’t feel it! When will I wake up so I can find another drink?" Proverbs 23:29-35.
2. Is the Bible oppressive to women and the Christian faith a bit sexist?

How does God view women?

But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribsand then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. Genesis 2:20-22

How does Jesus treat women?

What does the Bible say?

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28

Women stand equal in the eyes of God also are made in the image of God.

What about marriage?

Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. Ephesians 5:22-24

Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Ephesians 5:21

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. Ephesians 5:25-28,33

Christian marriage is designed for mutual love, companionship, partnership, physical intimacy and to love and serve God.

What about other religions and how they treat women?
3. What is the most difficult part of your job?

• Keeping the doctrine and practice of the church Biblically pure.

• Doctrine is the fundamental teachings of the Bible.

For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 2 Timothy 4:3

• Practice is the function and operation of the church within Biblical doctrine.

• Being effective and relevant as a preacher.

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