October 1 – 7

Weekly Reading for October 1 – 7

Preparing for Next Week’s Message

Sermon Series: Explore God
Sermon Title: Why Does God Allow Injustice and Suffering?

This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on October 8, 2023:

Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon

Sermon Series: Explore God
Sermon Title: Why Believe in God?
Delivered On: October 1, 2023


Memorize and Reflect

Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Prayer Direction

Ask God to reveal His presence in small and great ways (in your life and in the lives of people you love who do not yet believe in Jesus). Pray for the beauty and order of God’s creation to jump out at you and draw your attention over the coming weeks.

“Live It!” Challenge

Make a List of Little and Big Things – Take time this week to make a list of 10 little things in creation where you see the intricacies of God’s handiwork. Also, make a list of ten big things God has made that declare the presence, power, and creativity of your Maker.

Small Group Discussion

  1. How did you first become aware of God’s presence and work in the world (and your life)?

  2. Who is a person that has taught you about God and how has this person impacted your life?

  3. Read: Psalm 19:1-2. Tell about a place in creation that really connects your heart and mind to God’s presence and power. Why do you think this place has such an impact on your experience of God?

  4. What are ways you see the order and guiding hand of God in the created world (Universe)? How does this point to a God of order who is at work and still moving?

  5. Why do you think almost all people have a sense of right and wrong and some moral boundaries for how people live?

  6. What would happen to our world if people lived with no moral boundaries and no sense of any right and wrong?

  7. What are some examples of ways people encountered God in biblical times?

  8. Tell about an encounter you had with God that was undeniable (or an account someone you know had with God).

  9. What do you think about Pascal’s Wager? He believed that it was a good bet to live as if God is real, even if you are not 100% sure.