Main Idea

God does not want anyone to go to hell, but He loves us enough to allow us to reject Him for eternity.

Starter

Describe a time in your life when you were not sure where you belonged and how that made you feel.  Why do you think belonging is so important to us as human beings?

Discuss

How often do you talk about faith with friends or family that are not yet Christians?  What are their most common questions or reasons for not believing in Jesus?

If you have friends who are exploring faith, we created Starting Point On-Demand as a resource you can share to help them find good answers to their questions.

Read

When it comes to understanding the character of God, it is important to let the Bible define what God is like rather than popular culture or our own ideas.

  • How do you think our view of God impacts the way we live?
  • Read Romans 1:16-23 and discuss:
    • What does this passage say about God’s character and what He wants for us?
    • Why do you think it is significant to understand God as both just and loving?   What happens if we only see him as one or the other?

Read 2 Peter 3:9 and John 3:16-21 and discuss:

God does not want anyone to go to hell, but He loves us enough to let us reject Him and send ourselves there.

  • To what degree does eternity motivate you to share your faith your non-Christian friends?  Why?
  • What questions do you have about how to share your faith effectively?

Apply

As a group, discuss how you could use Halloween to build better relationships with your friends and neighbors that are not yet Christians.  What creative ideas could your family or group do to create connection in a COVID safe way?  (We would love to hear your ideas on our Campus Facebook pages).

Spend some time praying for each other and for your friends that do not yet know Jesus. As a reminder, if you haven’t signed up yet, sign up to do a prayer walk once a week on your street.

 

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