Wondering What to Believe?
Does Nature Give Proof of God?8 Digging Deeper
Can I Hear God's Voice?8 Digging Deeper
- Does God Care About My Concerns?
- Best practices for a thriving relationship.
- God wants us to know Him
- Ways that God communicates to us today.
- God gives us scriptures through men.
- Life changing love letter from God.
- God provides us a way for a relationship with Him through Jesus.
- Are you too busy for God?
Can I Trust the Bible?7 Digging Deeper
- Is it possible for us to know if the Bible is true?
- The differences and similarities between faith and trust.
- The significance in the magnitude of New Testament manuscripts compared to other ancient manuscripts.
- How large numbers of discovered manuscripts support the authenticity of the Bible.
- Why do you think about the very small (.001) part of critical textual variations found in the New Testament?
- How has the Bible impacted your life?
- Do you trust the Bible?
Who is God?8 Digging Deeper
- God reveals himself throughout time so that people can worship the one true God.
- Evidences of the Existence of God.
- A God that always keeps his word.
- God’s ways above our ways.
- The Truth of God’s Nature.
- God is a loving, caring, beneficent God.
- A God that is God is long-suffering and forgiving.
- Striving to become more like God.
Who Am I?7 Digging Deeper
What is the Meaning of Life?7 Digging Deeper
- What is the meaning of your life? What is your purpose?
- How Jesus brings meaning to our lives.
- How does knowing Jesus will judge both the good and the bad in our lives impact the way we live?
- What do you make of the reading from Ecclesiastes 5:15?
- What do you want to be said about your life when you’re gone?
- How our understanding of the meaning of our life impact the way we live.
- What would you say was the meaning of the life you’ve lived so far?
Is there a Right and Wrong?7 Digging Deeper
- The different standards for determining what is right and what is wrong.
- Is it in our nature to know what is right and wrong?
- Is right and wrong discerned by each person for themselves or is it ultimately determined by a higher authority?
- What to do in a situation where two people have different beliefs on what is right and wrong?
- Is there a standard when determining what is right and wrong?
- Is the Bible is our absolute moral standard for topics such as honesty, sexuality, the value of human life?
- Do you believe you can determine with absolute certainly what is right and wrong?
Who Wrote the Bible?8 Digging Deeper
- The Truth in the Bible.
- The Origin of the Bible
- The single author behind the many writers in the Bible.
- God foreshadowing discoveries made in today’s world.
- Why people downplay the evidences in the Bible.
- Foreshadowing of Jesus in the Old Testament
- Using doubt as an excuse to not change.
- What it means to have faith in the Bible.
Why Does God Allow Evil?9 Digging Deeper
Does God Love Me?5 Digging Deeper
Does God Care About My Concerns?
Probably at one time or another, everyone who knows and loves God has felt that God is not listening. Throughout the Bible, there are stories of people who felt that God was far away and that life was crashing in on them. The Psalms are filled with honest and realistic feelings of not being heard by God. One-third of the psalms are laments. Again and again, the psalmists express their feelings of disappointment and forsakenness by God. For example, have you ever felt at times like these psalmists did?
Why, O Lord, do you stand far away?
Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? (Psa. 10:1)
How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
2How long must I take counsel in my soul
and have sorrow in my heart all the day?
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? (Psa. 13:1-2)
But I, O Lord, cry to you;
in the morning my prayer comes before you.
14O Lord, why do you cast my soul away?
Why do you hide your face from me? (Psa. 88:13-14)
When we have problems, when people betray and forsake us, when things don’t work out the way we wanted them to, when we are sick and weak, when grief and suffering overwhelm us, when we fail morally or when we suffer a great disappointment we may feel that God is not near.
When the psalmists felt this way, they called on God, expressed to God their feelings and confessed their need for the Lord to act. In the psalms that express doubt and fear, the psalmists usually confess faith and trust in God by the end of their psalms. For example, Psalm 22 begins with “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” As the psalmist thinks about God and confesses to Him his honest feelings, he concludes that God really does listen and care for him. He praises God for his loving care and deliverance.
Prayer and action cure doubt. Instead of worrying, perhaps you could pray. How could this instruction from the Apostle Paul help you: “Worry about nothing, pray about everything, and be thankful in all things” (Philippians 4:4-6).