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A God in Whom to Take Refuge

Trusting a Good God in a Broken World

Leader: Jeff Block 
Venue: Worship Center

Is God good? The Bible says He is. We would probably say He is. But the fact is, in our most honest moments, most of us would have to admit to wondering, "Is God really good?" This is because of personal pain and suffering, and all the evil we see in the world. So, how do we reconcile these things with God's goodness?

“The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; He knows those who take refuge in Him.”  – Nahum 1:7 (ESV)


Week 1: Can I really take refuge in God?

The Critical Question of God’s Goodness (2/4/2018)

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Slides Reading Benediction

Assignment Question

What is one instance over the last couple years that has caused you to question God’s goodness?

Week 2: Great Expectations

If God is good, why did He let me down? (2/11/2018)

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Assignment Question

Which “things on earth” do you anticipate will be particularly hard to let go of?

Week 3: Seriously Messed Up

If God is good, why do bad things happen to good people? (2/18/2018)

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Slides Reading Benediction

Assignment Question

Which of the sources of suffering we discussed is the most difficult for you? Why?

Week 4: Wicked

If God is good, where does evil come from? (2/25/2018)

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Assignment Question

TBA

Intermission

Party in the Gym (3/4/2018)

We're taking a break this week, given how many are attending the marriage retreat weekend (how cool is that!?). So, anyone not going to that, join Jeff in the gym during the middle hour for discussion, food and fellowship. We'll eat ourselves silly, drink lots of coffee, and swap tales about our various winter electives. Don't miss it!

Week 5: Refining Fire

If God is good, why does He allow suffering? (3/11/2018)

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Week 6: Everything in its Place

How should we respond to the goodness of God? (3/18/2018)

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Book Recommendations

Quotes and Notes

As I come across information I think might benefit us, I'll post it here...

NameUploadedType
The Story of Mabel
2/18/2018pdf
Analogical Direction
2/08/2018pdf