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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 (2/5/2017)

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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? (2/12/2017)

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Assignment Question

What is one "thing on earth" (Col 3:2) which you anticipate will be particularly hard to let go of as you "set your mind on things above"?

Week 3: Seriously Messed Up

If God is good, why do bad things happen to good people? (2/19/2017)

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Assignment Question

Which of the sources of suffering we discussed are you most afraid of? Why?

Week 4: Wicked

If God is good, where did evil come from? (2/26/2017)

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Assignment

Begin work on memorizing the associated Scripture.

Week 5: Refining Fire

If God is good, why does He allow suffering? (3/5/2017)

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Assignment

Which of God's uses for suffering applies to you at this time? How can you lean into it?

Week 6: Everything in its Place

How should we respond to the goodness of God? (3/12/2017)

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Assignment

Put our new view of God's goodness and human suffering into practice! :-)

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Quotes and Notes

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

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2/20/2017pdf
Notes - Calvin 1
2/10/2017pdf
Notes - Augustine 1
2/10/2017pdf