Is God Fun?

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Is God Fun - Sermon 9-1-13Is God fun? I shudder to think this question is even debatable to some – of course God is fun! He invented human beings, most of whom crave fun. He created laughing elephants, lightning bugs, and rainbows. And everything he created he looked at and declared with a laughing heart, “It is good!”


This message explores the theology of fun. Without an understanding of the whimsical side of God’s nature, Christians often devolve into a sad-sack lot, draining joy out of our journey with Jesus, until little remains except for indecipherable theological terms that serve as tombstones for our once-vibrant faith.

Let’s embrace the gift of fun and laugh out loud with God!

By the way, here’s a link to the one-minute slide show of the joyous expressions of God in nature mentioned in the first part of the message:

Psalm 100
New International Version (NIV)

1 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.