Who Is God? Part 1 – Discussion Guide

Essential Truths, Session 2 – Who is God? Part 1 – Discussion Guide: God is beyond us and with us.

Who is God? God is beyond us. God is with us. God is Trinity.

After completing Session 2, Who Is God, Part 1, you can use the following questions to encourage discussion within your group.

Opening

Why do you think that most people in the world, both now and in history, believe in some form of divine being?

Going Deeper

1. God Is Beyond Us

1.1. God is Creator

  1. If God created everything, that means that God created you and that he wants you here; He has a place for you in His creation. What does this truth tell you about your own self-worth to God?
  2. What does it mean that God created everything from nothing; that he spoke and the world came into being?

1.2. God is Sovereign

  1. What do you think of the idea that God is sovereign, the supreme ruler of everything and that you must bow in submission to Him?
  2. What does it mean that God will judge all of creation by the standard of His own holiness?

1.3. God is absolutely perfect in all of his qualities

  1. How can the truth of God’s knowing everything and being everywhere present affect our relationship with him, especially how we talk (pray) with Him?
  2. Discuss with the group your reactions to God being All-Powerful and Holy.

1.4. God is Eternal

  1. The Bible begins its description of God’s creative act with the words, “In the beginning God.” What does that verse tell us about God’s existence before the creation of our universe and everything in it?
  2. Why is it hard for us to grasp the concept that God is not bound by time and that He has no beginning and end? In what ways can we draw both comfort and strength from this truth about God?

2. God is With Us

  1. Can you look back and see any situations where you believe God has intervened and helped you or guided you, not leaving you to “figure out life on your own?” If so, what?
  2. What do you think of the idea that the creator, sovereign, eternal God wants to enter into a relationship with you?
  3. How do you believe God leads, guides, protects, and strengthens those who follow him through the difficult journey of life?
  4. How does Jesus’ death on the cross, without a doubt, declare that God is with us?

Next Steps

Spend time this week in prayer, turning difficult circumstances in your life over to God. He is above us and beyond us, which means that His ways are not our ways. And, He is with us, which means that He has not left us to face these circumstances alone.

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