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
God provides us a way for a relationship with Him through Jesus.
God is personal. He is not a non-rational force or power like wind, gravity, inertia or electricity. God thinks, wills, decides, loves, hates sin, shows mercy, reveals Himself, speaks, holds us accountable for our lives and judges. God made us in his image which means that we have rationality, intelligence, consciousness, moral understanding, choices, and responsibility and can enter into a relationship with Him (Genesis 1:26-28). The greatest mystery and truth in the universe is that the eternal and one true God is not a singularity but a plurality of divine personalities known as Father, Son and Holy Spirit and that the second person of the Godhead (deity) became a human being and lived here on earth among us (John 1:1-4, 14). Jesus of Nazareth is this God-Man who was as much God as the Father and as much man as any human being, except without sin. This is not polytheism or the belief in multiple gods, but this is a self-revelation of the nature of God: One God in three persons. A human person has a spirit body and a physical body, but is one person. God is bigger than people. He is One being in three persons. This is a mystery that we cannot fully comprehend but we accept it by faith in what the Scriptures reveal.
The second person of the Godhead became what he was not previously: he became a man who was fully human. He breathed, ate food, slept, drank, walked, talked, was tempted in all points like we are, bled and died. He was not an apparition or a spirit but a real, living human being. God fully reveals Himself to us in the life and personality of Jesus. Jesus said, “He that has seen me has seen the Father” (John 14: 8-11). Jesus had all the attributes of God and was like us in every respect, except sin.
Jesus put a face on God. You might say that he “put skin on God.” He came from the Father to show us the Father so that we might know God (John 17:3) and enjoy an “abundant life” (John 10:10). The only way we can know God is through Jesus. All that God does is through Jesus and all spiritual blessings are in a relationship with Jesus (Ephesians 1:3).
The apostle Paul wrote of Jesus in his letter to the Colossians,
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. 19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. (1:15-21).
Paul continued in chapter two to describe who Jesus is and how we relate to God through Him. He prayed that God’s people might be encouraged and knit together in love in order “to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (2:2-3).