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Fill Out Your "Questions Ballot" Today!
by Tom Goodman
March 6, 2013

You and your Austin "network" get to pick what topics I'll cover in an upcoming sermon series.

On Easter Sunday (March 31) I'll begin a series called "Questions I've Wanted to Ask God."  To decide which questions to cover, we've prepared a "Questions Ballot" for Austin-area residents to complete.  We'll tally the results, and I'll prepare a Bible lesson on each of the top six questions.

So, you need to complete a ballot yourself, then enlist the help of your friends, neighbors, and co-workers.  Do it soon, because the deadline is Sunday, March 24!

You have three ways to do this.

First, you can use our paper ballots.  Last Sunday each bulletin contained two ballots -- one for you to complete and one to give to a friend.  Make copies or pick up additional ballots at church this Sunday!  (Or click here for a printable form of the ballot.)

Here's another option.  You'll find the ballot online at

It's very simple to complete the online form, and then just send the link to Austin-area friends and ask them to complete it.  (Hint: Forward this copy of Winning Ways to them and ask them to go to the link!)

A third option is to use this edition of Winning Ways.  Print it out, check up to six of the following questions, and turn your form in to the church office. 

As you're enlisting others, remember to have everyone include their email address if they want a copy of the six winning questions from the survey results.

Here are the questions to choose from:

__ Why haven't You answered my prayer?
__ How can I get Your help in making decisions?
__ What is my purpose in life?
__ Why do bad things happen to good people?
__ What is heaven like?
__ How can I raise my kids to love You?
__ Can the Bible be trusted?
__ Of all the world's religions, is Jesus really the only way to know You?
__ How can I find joy in life?
__ Do I have to set aside science to believe in You?
__ How can I get greater willpower?
__ Do You hate homosexuals?
__ How can I have a happier home?
__ Is it wrong for me to want to be successful?
__ How can I mend a broken relationship?
__ Can You help me let go of the past?
__ Can You help me quit worrying so much?
__ How can I beat my blues?
__ Do You really expect people to wait for sex until marriage?
__ Other: ______________________________________________

(Optional) Your email address: _____________________________

I look forward to finding out the questions Austin wants to ask God!


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