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
What the Bible reveals to us.
The father went to the Bible because he knew that God had something to say about evil, its origin, its works, its attitudes, and how God forgives us and helps us through it and how to overcome it.
The Bible deals with the issues of life by specifically mentioning them and teaching on them or by giving us general principles to apply. Of course, there are many things in modern life that the Bible does not mention but most of the time these things fall under general categories that the Bible does teach. For example, the Bible does not tell us how fast we should drive our cars but it does tell us that we should obey the laws of the land (Rom. 13:1-7). The Bible is God’s story of redemption and not an encyclopedia with all possible topics. To learn God’s truth, we must carefully study the biblical teaching or the principles on the subject under consideration.
The Bible reveals Jesus to us. He is “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). The Holy Spirit led the apostles into all the truth (John 16:13). Jesus is the believers’ “wisdom from God” and our “righteousness, holiness and redemption” (1 Cor. 1:30). All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are in him (Col. 2:3). In Christ, God has given us “all spiritual blessings” (Eph. 1:3) and “all things that we need to live a godly life” (2 Pet. 1:3). Jesus shows us how to live and how to treat others. One of his most famous sayings is “the golden rule” of how to treat others: “Whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” (Matt. 7:12)
In the first century, believers in Christ suffered wrong from unbelievers who ridiculed and persecuted them. The Apostle Peter wrote that we should follow the example of Jesus in how he treated evildoers:
Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. (1 Pet. 2:21-24)