By Scarlett Stough
1. Genesis 1:1-2; John 1:1-18. Who does God reveal himself to be in these passages from the Bible?
2. Psalm 19:1-14; 50:1-23. Are you convinced by the natural world around us of the existence of God? Why or why not? How does the political situation around this world affect your belief in God?
3. Romans 1:18-32. Why do many choose to deny God's existence? What is the effect on society resulting from that denial? Why do you think God told us through Paul that “men are without excuse?”
4. Luke 24:44-49. What writings did Jesus use to teach his disciples about himself?
5. 2 Timothy 3:14-17. What do we gain by reading the Scriptures, both the Hebrew Scriptures and the Apostolic Writings?
6. James 1:21-25; Matthew 7:21-23. What can we expect to find in the Scriptures about ourselves? What are we supposed to do about it?
7. John 3:5-21; Romans 8:1-4. What is the way God has provided for us to be reconciled to him? Do you feel comforted by God’s promise or made uncomfortable by the way he provided? Why do you think you feel this way?
8. Romans 1:18-32. Does Paul's description of the world apart from God describe the world you see around you? Explain.
9. Revelation 20:11-15; 21:1-8; Revelation 22:1-21. How do both God's merciful grace and his judgment produce a world free of the evil of this present age?
10. Romans 8:22-25; Matthew 24:36-44; 2 Peter 3:8-13; Revelation 21:4-5. Why must we wait for God to establish his new creation?
11. 1 John 3:1-3. Who will be able to see God as he is and when?
12. Do you know God exists? If so, how would you explain why to someone else who asks?