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God Won’t Give You More Than You Can Handle

If you missed Vertical last night, here is what we watched: Feel free to read along with others and discuss these questions: Read 2 Corinthians 12:5-10 We often hear “God won’t give you more than you can handle” but contrary to popular belief God wants us in our weakness, not our strengths. How does our culture ’s perspective of strengths and weakness…

God Wants More For You Than Happiness

Faith in Christ provides for us a sense of joy that can pull us through any situation. Growing up, we are always told to do whatever it takes to be happy. This comes from family, friends, and teachers. Even the government is all about The American Dream and the Pursuit of Happiness. But what happens when things don’t go as planned? It can…

Does God Just Want Me To Be Happy?

Here is what we talked about: [God] cares about us so much, that He’s willing to call us to something greater than temporary happiness. And here are some good discussion questions for you to walk through with someone else: What makes you happy? Does that happiness last? Explain. God doesn’t want us to pursue happiness; He wants us to pursue Him. Psalm…

5 Ways to Improve Your Bible Reading

I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. (Psalm 119:11) It’s no secret that Bible reading is a fundamental discipline in the life of the Christian. It’s also no secret that it can sometimes be very difficult to take time out of your day and read, and sometimes even more difficult to get anything out…

Skeptic – If You Like It, Put a Ring On It

The title says it all, and so does the Bible. 1 Corinthians 7:9 says, But if they can’t control themselves, they should go ahead and marry. It’s better to marry than to burn with lust (NLT). This is why God gave us the right to marry. He knows that we are born with a sinful nature, so He graciously gave us a…

Skeptic – The Best Relationship Ever

Here’s what we discussed last night: Describe your ideal friendship, your ideal dating relationship, and your ideal marriage. Read these passages: Young people who obey the law are wise; those with wild friends bring shame to their parents. (Proverbs 28:7, NLT) There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15:13, NLT) Let love of the…

Skeptic – Who Am I?

Who am I? Psalm 139:13 reads, For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. If we don’t know who we are, then we’re vulnerable to other people telling us who we are. But the solid gospel truth is that we are who God says we are and no one else has a vote in the matter. Our…

Skeptic – Identity

    The question, “who am I?” is arguably one of the most asked. What identifies you as a person (where does your identity come from)? How important is the source of one’s identity? This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! (2 Corinthians 5:17, NLT) What does…

Skeptic – Is Evil God’s Cruel Joke?

Many times in our lives, we see the evil that happens in the world around us and wonder how an existing “god” can allow that type of evil to happen, especially to good people. We hear people talk about how God is all-powerful, and all loving, but if this is true, then the allowance of evil seems like a cruel joke at…

Skeptic – Session 1: The Problem of Suffering

  What do you think are some qualities of a “good person”? Read Romans 5:12 and Psalm 51:5. What do these verses say about everyone that is born on earth? Paul tells us in Romans 3:23 that “all have sinned,” Does this change your view on what constitutes a “good person?” Why or why not? In your opinion, what role do motives…