GOD Is – Part 3 – “In Charge”
Sermon by Colin McKenzie – Sunday, March 15, 2020
In these chaotic times, it can feel like we’re out of control. But we know that God is in charge, and this should change how we live.
Life Group Study Guide – From Mar 15
Scripture: Acts 17:22-31
God is: In Charge
Have you ever thought you were in control and then discovered a room in the house that looked more like chaos than control? Maybe you are trying to be in control of your life, but are coming to the place of desiring God to have more control. Are you in charge, or is God in charge of your life?
1. Was there something in this week’s teaching that particularly struck you or got you thinking?
2. Have there been times in your life that you felt God wasn’t listening or aware of your situation?
3. When you think of the idea of God being sovereign what ideas do you assume to be true about God? Are there any assumptions you can think of that are not true? On what basis do you decide whether an idea is an assumption or a truth?
4. Read Acts 17:22-26. What do we learn about God being in charge?
5. How do you resolve the idea of human freedom and God’s sovereignty in your life?
6. Does it matter whether or not we are aware of God’s boundaries?
7. How is prayer related to God’s sovereignty? How does knowing God’s purpose help us to know what to pray or anticipate? If we pray does it imply that we are weak?
8. Can a person blame God for not being just on the basis of his sovereignty?
9. Do you see the love of God expressed in Acts 17:22-31? Are God’s sovereignty and love diametrically opposed? How?
10. Paul was speaking to secular Greeks in Athens. While most of them did not accept Paul’s message, some of them did. How can an unbeliever see the good news of the gospel in Acts 17?
Peter wrote, ‘if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it’ (1 Peter 3:15). Are there steps you could take to be more ready?
What is God saying to you from His Word? What are you going to do about it?