Fundamentals of GodDiscussion Questions
Below are the discussion questions we will be reviewing in our study on Wednesday night (2/17/2016, 6pm at the church building). Please review the below and be prepared to discuss them this Wednesday. If you would like to read a summary of the sermon, or watch the video, please click here.
- Christians must deal with some frustrating questions: Why doesn't God obviously manifest God’s self? If God is real why doesn't God audibly or visibly reveal God’s self to us? Why does the God in the Bible seem so completely different than today's God? Miracles and supernatural events seemingly don't happen as often today. Where are the miracles, signs and wonders? Why doesn't God physically appear to us and tell us what to do? Behind these questions lies this deeper inquiry: If God loves everyone and wants everyone to believe in God, why doesn't God simply physically manifest God’s self to the entire world?
- Many Christians feel secure in their faith until something bad happens; then this question becomes painfully relevant. Why do cancer, famine, war, and murder occur? Eventually, all believers must tackle the paradox of how an all-powerful and all-loving God allows extraordinary amounts of pain, hurt, and evil to exist. This is one of the leading questions people ask so work together to formulate an acceptable answer.
- What does it mean to say that God is sovereign? How does that impact us? Ephesians 1; Revelation 19:6
- In what ways is God like us? In what ways is He different?
- God is spirit and we are to worship Him in spirit and truth. What does that mean? What would it look like?
- Discuss and explain the connections between judgement, justice, mercy, love, compassion.
- What questions do you have about God? Share them with the group and discuss.