Message Series Group Discussion
Part One; 7.9.23
The Heart of Jesus Captures the Heart of the Father
John 14:6-11 Matthew 11:29 1 Corinthians 1:3 Exodus 34:6-7 Exodus 33:18-23 John 1:14
What about God's character from this sermon stuck out to you? Read the passages from Exodus. What about how God described himself speaks to you?
Ron used the phase "NYEL" or "Not Yet Enough Light" to talk about things in the Bible that we don't understand or find contradictory to the character of Jesus. What are some things Christianity that you have struggled to fit into your understanding of God and Jesus?
Who in your community would describe you as compassionate and gracious? Is there someone that would not describe you that way and is there some repair to be done in that relationship?
The fall has impacted our world in seemingly every way and there are many lies about God's character that are easy to believe. How can you express God's character to someone who needs to know about his goodness?
As you read the Bible moving forward, filter everything through Jesus and his character. Use the phrase Not Yet Enough Light when you run into things that seem to contradict how God is revealed in Jesus.
Holy God, thank you that you have revealed yourself in Jesus. Teach us to see everything through him. Fill us with the Holy Spirit and draw us close to you. You are gracious, compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. We adore you, the Lord of Heaven and Earth. Amen.