On Sunday, May 17, 2020, Teaching Pastor Bruce Hess’ message was “Why God?” it is Part 2 of our sermon series Anchored. Below are some questions for your personal or group reflection.
1. We began by saying, maybe the most asked question in human history is, Why God?
Reflect back on a time when you clearly remember asking that question of God. What were some of the details of that situation?
2. Why is it that the common assumption life should be reasonably easy, innately fair, and readily understandable so widely held and assumed to be true?
3. List some parallels you see from our culture today that reflect similar situations in Judah during Habakkuk’s time. Has God’s rule shifted in any way? Elaborate.
4. Read again Psalm 5:4-6. With that description of God, how do we explain His seeming lack of response to the wickedness and pridefulness of our day?
5. When life seems to unravel around us, why should we not respond like many do by either panicking, grumbling, or trying to escape in some way?
6. J.I. Packer said, God exposes us to all these things, so as to overwhelm us with a sense of our own inadequacy, and to drive us to cling to Him more closely. This is the ultimate reason…why God fills our lives with troubles and perplexities…to ensure that we shall learn to hold him fast. Reflect and discuss what that means in our everyday life.
7. Take some time to “take it to the Lord in prayer.”