*WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Doneshia is wrestling with some big questions in life:
- Who or what is God like?
- Why is she here on this earth?
- Who is Jesus?
- What should she believe?
- She knows and respects you, so she asks what you think. What would you tell her?
WHAT DOES GOD SAY ABOUT THIS?
1. Read Acts 17:22–31. In these verses Paul fields some of life’s big questions from a Christian point of view. Based on what Paul says, how do you think he would explain what God is like?
HOW DO WE APPLY THIS TO OUR LIVES?
6. WHAT IS GOD LIKE? – Some people believe there is no God and that our lives are a chance collision of atoms. If we believe God created and cares for the world and everyone in it, how can that change the way we think and live?
7. WHAT ARE PEOPLE LIKE? – Some people believe we’re basically good. Others believe we’re basically bad. Still others think we’re morally neutral. The Bible says people are made in the image of God, but also that we are broken and sinful. If we believe that, how does that affect the way we see the world and ourselves?
8. WHAT IS THE SOURCE OF SPIRITUAL TRUTH? – Some people today use their friends, their music/tv/movies, or even their “inner voice” as their source of spiritual truth. How can it change us to choose Jesus and his word (the Bible) as our source of spiritual truth?
9. WHO IS JESUS? – Many people see Jesus as merely a good person. What difference does it make that Jesus is both Man and God our Savior?
10. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF LIFE? – A lot of people think their purpose is simply to be happy and live for themselves. What does it do for us if we realize that our purpose in life is to know and live for God and his Son Jesus Christ?
11. Based on this discussion, turn to someone next to you and take turns giving a one-minute explanation of how Christianity answers some of life’s big questions:
- What is God like?
- What are people like?
- What is the source of spiritual truth?
- Who is Jesus?
- What is the purpose of life?
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