Honest to God, Session 6: If God is Good, Why Is There Suffering?

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Watch this Q&A by Dr. Ravi Zacharias to help your group better understand this week’s session on suffering. After watching the video discuss the following questions: How does evil prove that God exists? How would you respond to someone who questions God’s existence because of evil and suffering in the world? Why is it important […]

Honest to God, Session 6: All Additional Resources

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Here are the magazine articles that were selected to go along with this session: For users of Bible Studies For Life: Adults— A Shoulder to Lean On and Bible Studies For Life: Young Adults— When Suffering Comes For users of Bible Studies For Life: Senior Adults: Why This Sad Day?  For users of Bible Studies For Life: Adults […]

From the Editor: If God is Good, Why Do People Suffer?

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We wrap up our six session unit, Honest to God: Real Questions People Ask with a question people have been asking for centuries: “If God is good, why do people suffer?” It’s a question that comes up with every natural disaster, school shooting, and wartime atrocity. If God could stop it, but chose not to, then […]

Honest to God, Session 5: All Additional Resources

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  Here are the magazine articles that were selected to go along with this session: For users of Bible Studies For Life: Adults and Bible Studies For Life: Young Adults— A Deeper Shade of Green For users of Bible Studies For Life: Senior Adults: Stargazing For users of Bible Studies For Life: Adults (KJV)—Designed for Life Ronnie Floyd’s […]

From the Editor: Why Are We Here?

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Session 5 of Bible Studies for Life’s Honest to God: Real Questions People Ask by Robert Jeffers deals with a two-part question: How Did We Get Here… and Why? Science works hard to explain the first part of that question: How did we get here? But even the most arrogant scientist will not even attempt to answer […]

Honest to God, Session 6: Current Events Connection

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To help discuss the session topic, “Why Does God Allow People to Suffer?” share this article from Baptist Press (You may print copies of article for members of your group.) Warren forgives seller of gun in son’s suicide, posts string of reflections on Twitter Explain that Rick Warren is the well-known pastor of Saddleback Church, […]

Honest to God, Session 5: How Did We Get Here…And Why?

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Watch all or a portion of the Bill Nye/Ken Ham Creation debate last week, or read this summary and reflection by Dr. Al Mohler HERE. Show parts of the video or summarize it for your group. Then discuss using the questions below. Did you watch or hear about this debate last week?   What did you […]

Honest to God Session 6: Live It Out Option for parents’ groups

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You know someone who is hurting and who needs to know the truth: God loves them and meets them in their suffering. Your kids know them, too. Everyone has to deal with crises in life, including Christians. And sometimes, the reality of life can seem unbearable. A new documentary, Hope For Hurting Hearts, tells the stories […]

Honest to God, Session 6: Introduction Option for Men

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As a introduction option for today’s session on how God meets us in our times of suffering, ask the men to talk about some of the scars they may have. If appropriate, allow a few volunteers to show their scars and explain how they got them. Point out that some scars are the results of […]

Honest to God, Session 4: Why Should I Trust the Bible?

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Use the article by John MaCarthur on the trustworthiness of the Bible to help your group better understand this week’s session. CLICK HERE for the article. After using the article discuss the following questions: What are the key excuses you hear from people about the reliability (whether or not it is true) of the Bible? […]