As fallen humans, we are biased against God. We claim that we are looking at the evidence objectively for and against God. Instead, we have our foot on the scale. Our doubt grows against God because we fail to see the ever-mounting clues that continue to demonstrate not only God’s existence but also God’s work in our lives. -Pastor Dave
Sermon Follow-Up Study
Open: Have you ever doubted the existence of God? What were the circumstances and how did you deal with the questions?
Read: Romans 1-2; Psalm 19; 2 Peter 3:5
1. How have you seen the rise in doubt concerning the existence of God in the past decade? How is this translating to the group called the “Nones” (those not affiliated with any belief system)? In what ways have people challenged your belief in God?
2. What do you think of the following statement, “God doesn’t need proven but discovered…you won’t find God with a telescope, you find God when your eyes and hearts are opened to Him”? Does this statement indicate blind faith? Why or why not?
3. What clues does Paul give us in Romans 1 and 2 about the existence of God? Of the clues mentioned, which stand out to you the most? What key indicators do we have for the existence of God? Role-play with someone pretending to challenge your view of God’s existence.
4. How should the reality of God’s existence change our perspective of life and motivate us as Christians? How would your life change if there wasn’t a God? What plan do you have in place to further your understanding of the existence of God?
Resources: Recommended resources on the topic of the existence of God
God’s Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely Created Universe by J. Warner Wallace
The Reason for God by Tim Keller
I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist by Norman Geisler, and Frank Turek
The Case for a Creator by Lee Strobel
Universe by Design by Danny Faulkner
Pray: Pause and consider the wonders of God's creation…Pray that you would live with greater appreciation for God.
Memorize/Meditate: "The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork." Psalms 19:1