Christlife Posture: Trusting God's Wisdom

Topic: Can God Be Trusted?

Suggested Approach: Choose 1 thing from each of the three boxes

OR Choose 1 from Media or Reflection + 1 from Scripture 

Media Excursions      (Watch/read/listen and be ready to discuss Q's)

Photograph

  •  Photograph Without a Doubt (Michael Belk) What do you think this photograph and meditation are trying to communicate about God’s trustworthiness?

Video Clip

  • #Falling Plates (Cru) How does this video speak to you about trusting God?

Spoken Word

  • Jesus Is (Clayton Jennings) As you listen to these truths about Jesus, what occurs to you about why can God be trusted?

Song

  • Pieces (Bethel) How does this song describing God's love speak to you in ways that help you trust Him more? 

Video Podcast

  • After listening to Two Scariest Lies by Francis Chan (Bluefish TV), in what ways do you think his suggestions for our prayer lives would affect your ability to trust God?

Reflection Options  

Reflect or Journal on one or more of the following:

  • Recall a time you felt God wasn’t trustworthy.  What caused you to feel that way? Explore some of the scripture verses below and see if your feelings (though understandable) may not have been based on the truth of God’s character.

  • Ask 3-5 people you know to be strong believers why they think God is trustworthy.  Ask for them to give specific examples.  Write the examples down and discuss with your mentoring partner.

Quote Interaction

  • Faith is a reasoning trust, a trust which reckons thoughtfully and confidently upon the trustworthiness of God. (John Stott)

  • Few delights can equal the mere presence of one whom we trust utterly. (George MacDonald)

Read and Reflect from the book, Shaping The Journey of Emerging Adults:

  • Look at the descriptions of trusting (pp. 61-62). How does Christ’s example inspire you?

  • Read about Paul and Timothy’s relationship (pp. 68-73).  How do they live out lives of trust in the Father? In what ways do you wish you were more like Paul or Timothy? 

 Explore Scripture

Meditate on one or more of the following passages. Always look them up in context.  Take some time to really explore the verse in relation to this topic.  Look for reasons in these scripture for understanding God as trustworthy or faithful.  Make a note of what you discover to share later.  See "Learn More About Ways to Study Scripture" below for help in getting the most out of the verse.

  • Deuteronomy 7:9

  • Job chapters 38-41

  • Psalm 13

  • Lamentations 3:22-23

  • John 12:27-36

  • Acts 4:1-22

  • 2 Timothy 2:11-13

  • Hebrews 13:5,6

  • I Peter 2:21-25