Summer • Part 3 - Orange City
1. What was one takeaway from the sermon this weekend?
2. To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. (Tim Keller — The Meaning of Marriage) In light of this past weekend’s sermon, what stood out to you the most in regards to this quote?
3. Of God’s attributes discussed this weekend, (His omniscience, omnipresence and omnipotence) which one leads your heart to worship? Why? Which one do you struggle to embrace fully? Explain.
4. How can the truth of God’s omniscience (He is never surprised) help you fight sin on a daily basis?
5. What are some ways that the truth of God’s omnipresence (we can never hide from Him) helps us in our daily life?
6. What would change in your pursuit of God if you remembered that He lacks nothing? How does His limitless power bring confidence to our darkest moments?
7. Read Psalm 139:13-14. Do you feel like a “one-of-a kind” creation that has been made in the image of the Creator? Explain why you struggle believing this or why your heart finds confidence in this text.
8. The One who holds all the power, knowledge and is even in all places at all times, is also the One who is intimately involved with your life—to the point that you cannot even begin to count His loving thoughts about you. How does that statement of Biblical truth hit you? What does that mean to you? How does it impact your pursuit of God?
1. Read Psalm 139:23-24. How does being fully known and yet truly loved by God free us up to confess sin to one another?
2. What are you truly struggling with currently that is keeping you from pursuing the Lord?