Nature of God
Meaning of Life
Identity of Jesus
Source of Spiritual Truth
Your Next Steps
It's possible to know God personally. God is trustworthy, loving, good, just, all powerful, knows everything, and created everything.
"Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent." John 17:3
What's difficult or easy to believe about this view of God?
What do you think it means to know God personally?
Just as hunger is evidence of the existence of food, our desire for a full and meaningful life is evidence of something which can ultimately satisfy. God wants us to enjoy him and experience his love.
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28
How are you feeling about your life right now?
How does this invitation to rest sound to you?
We have all done things we knew would hurt others, yet we did them anyway. In this broken state we are separated from God and therefore without peace, joy, and love forever.
"For the wages of sin is death." (spiritual separation from God) Romans 6:23
Do you think it's possible to be spiritually dead and not realize it? Why or why not?
What's difficult or easy to believe about this view of our spiritual condition?
Jesus became a man and lived a perfect human life as only God could. His death paid the penalty for the death we owe because of our sin. His resurrection gives life to those who know Him as Savior and center of their lives.
"Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'" John 14:6
What's difficult or easy to believe about this view of Jesus?
What do you think of Jesus' statement that he is the only way to God?
God has communicated his message of hope to us through the prophecies and eyewitness accounts in the Bible.
Written 700 years before the crucifixion of Jesus:
"...he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed. All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the Lord laid on him the sins of us all." Isaiah 53:5,6* (See also 2 Peter 1:20-21)
What's difficult or easy to believe about this view of the Bible?
What would need to happen for you to believe the Bible is a trustworthy source of truth?