Get to Know You
1) Have you ever been to Independence Hall, or some other location connected with the Founding Fathers? Where did you visit? What about the visit do you remember most?
Into the Text
2) Thomas Jefferson kept the parts of the Gospels that he agreed with and got rid of much of the rest. What parts of Scripture do you like the most, and what do you do with the other passages?
3) Read Matthew 14:13-21. Do you believe that Jesus fed that many people with just a few loaves of bread and two fish? If so, how do you suppose he did it?
4) Read Matthew 14:22-33. If you believe that Jesus really walked on water, how would you explain it to a skeptic?
5) When it comes to stories that seem to defy reason and science, some believers will say something like, "It's in the Bible so I believe it." How do you react to such a statement? Is such a statement sufficient for you and your own faith?
6) Read John 5:1-9. Are there any details of that story that stand out for you? What impact, if any, does a story like that have on your faith? In other words, does a story like that make a difference in your own faith journey?
7) Scott cited multiple verses that essentially say, "With God all things are possible." Do you believe that? All things?
8) Read Luke 24:1-12. What role does the story of Christ's resurrection play in your daily walk with the Lord? In other words, why does his resurrection matter - to you?
9) Consider your answer to question # 8. How would you explain to a non-believer the importance of the resurrection to you?