Origins

God Is Just

How do you explain the fine-tuning of the universe and the moral laws that people live by? Where did it begin? Join Pastor Craig as he unearths the very nature of God.

How do you explain the fine-tuning of the universe and the moral laws that people live by? Where did it begin? Join Pastor Craig as he unearths the very nature of God.

July 19, 2020
by
Craig Walker
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Introduction

This week Pastor Craig gives a detailed account of Noah and the flood by proposing the question Is God just? Is there equality in His justice? Is it perfectly balanced with mercy, patience, and love? Justice is important to us. We inherited that sense of justice from our Creator because He is just.  

Discussion Questions

1. What is the worst natural disaster you have seen or experienced? What was it like going through that time?

2. What happened after the disaster? Where did people look for help and comfort?

3. Have a volunteer read Genesis 6:1-8. How is our culture similar to Noah’s? How is it different? Do you think our culture is more corrupt than it used to be? Why or why not?

4. Why do you think the Bible says here that God was “grieved” over mankind’s wickedness and not that He was “angry”?

5. How important is it for us to understand the consequences for sin against God?

6. How does understanding judgment help us be bold in sharing the gospel with others?

7.  How might understanding sin and judgment give us a better understanding of God’s grace toward us? 

Moving Forward

We should not be shocked that God swept away the world’s population with the flood; we should be shocked that He hasn’t done something similar to us! The point is that God never sends judgment without prior warning. Are you ready, or will you be swept away? 

As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of ManMatthew24:37 

Changing Your Mind

What is God waiting on today? “The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.” 2 Peter 3:9 NLT

Prayer

In a time of group prayer, thank the Father for sparing us from judgment through Christ. Pray that we would live lives of gratitude for sending us Jesus instead of sending us destruction. Ask that we would be bold to share the gospel so that others might be spared from the judgment still to come.

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