September 12/13 Where is God? What's the Resolution?

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September 12/13 Where is God? What's the Resolution?

Sept 12/13 Where is God? What's the Resolution?

September 12/13 Where is God? What's the Resolution?


THREE THINGS TO KNOW

DON’T MISS THIS

We’re so excited about our new fall series on Mark called The Company of Christ. Engage in an impactful way with our journal + more in our Fall Resource Kit. We’re mailing kits the week before Sept 19/20. Whether you’re attending online or in person, be sure to order your journal today at adabible.info.

GROUP VALUES

As we continue to navigate through a season of change and challenge, discuss together how your group can care for one another even if you have different opinions on topics like COVID-19, racial injustice and the election.

GROW AS A LEADER

Have you checked out our new online module? It is designed to help you in one-on-one conversations. Access the module at learning.adabible.org/small-groups.


DISCUSSION GUIDE

Welcome to the last week of our series, The Good, The Bad & The Beautiful. This week’s conversation focuses on two questions (Where is God? What’s the resolution?) common to humans across time, and how the Bible uniquely answers these tough questions.

What are you most excited about for fall?

Pastor John Dickson said if he could choose to know why something happened or to know that it would be resolved, he would choose to know it would be resolved. Share which option you would choose and why.

 

WHERE IS GOD?

Read together Psalm 22:1. Jesus cries out these same words while hanging on the cross (Mark 15:34). What are some of the ways you think it impacted those listening when they heard Jesus cry these familiar words?

Jesus suffered betrayal, injustice from the law and physical agony. How can remembering Jesus experienced these things help us when we are suffering?

How would you answer the question if someone asked you, “Where is God?”

 

WHAT’S THE RESOLUTION?

Have someone read Revelation 21:4-5 aloud. Take a moment to just let it settle in. What do you feel when you think of God’s promise of wiping away every tear and making all things new?

Pastor John Dickson said the resurrection shows us what kind of world we’re in—one where justice will reign, love will win and death is overcome by life. How does the resurrection shape your view of both the present and the future?

Revelation 22:17 says, “The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.” The answers of the Bible are water to our thirst. What steps can you take this season to make the Bible a priority in your life?

 

WRAP UP

This week’s discussion was about the Bible’s answers to where is God and what’s the resolution. What’s one way you want the Bible’s answers to these questions to shape the way you respond to challenges this week?

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