To help people see God’s heart towards them, get excited about a relationship with Him and make foundational decisions that will guide them through the rest of the study series.
THE NATURE OF GOD
Psalm 103:8, 11, 17
-God’s love is unlimited, inexhaustible and infinite.
-God’s power is immeasurable. Scientists can gauge the power of a nuclear explosion, but no one can measure God’s strength and ability.
-God’s understanding is so profound that no one can comprehend its depths.
-If God were limited in one or more of these qualities – love, power or understanding – there would be a reason for worry and insecurity. However, His love is abounding, His power is immeasurable and His understanding is unfathomable, so we can be confident and secure.
THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT
-How can we love God with all our Heart? Soul? Mind? (Mark 12:30) Strength?
-Why does God want you to love Him this way?
-According to this Scripture, is love for God an emotion or a decision?
-Do you feel that you love God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength?
-Do you want to?
-What do you think it will take to love God the way He wants you to love Him?
A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
-What type of relationship does God want to have with you, according to this passage?
-God uses two analogies here to describe our relationship with Him: That between a father and a son and that between a husband and wife.
-How does your relationship with God resemble that between a father and son?
-How does it resemble the relationship between a husband and wife?
-How does it make you feel to know God desires this type of relationship with you?
-We can see from this passage that we have the free will to accept or reject His love. Why would anyone reject God’s love?
GOD’S PLAN FOR YOU
-God has arranged all times, places and events in your life so that you will see your need for Him, meet people that can help you and reach out for Him. How does that make you feel?
-What does this passage tell you about God’s vision for you?
-How does this passage make you feel towards God?
-When does it say God’s vision for you will come to fulfillment?
-What does it mean to seek God with all our heart?
-How can you, as an individual, seek God with all of your heart?
-Pray and read the Bible daily. The book of John is a good place to start.
-Come to a church service or devotional.
*Get together again soon for the next study.