Bridge Out (Romans 1:18-3:20)
Many of us are seeking God, but how can we find Him? At times the way seems clear and at others the path is foggy and confusing. But the truth is, God wants to be found, and He wants to bring you safely into His presence. Join us on a journey that navigates the ups and downs and ins and outs of confidently finding our way to God and His real presence in our lives!
3. Why such a Bummer?
MARCH 6--Nobody likes to look at their weaknesses. It is such a bummer! But what if the bad news really helps us see more clearly? Could the reality of our failures have a sliver lining at the edge of the fog?
- Has your view of God changed through a right view of yourself?
- How have you been tempted to take advantage of grace?
- Do you ever feel like you can handle life and your failures on your own? Why?
- Describe some ways that God is showing you a need for change.
2. You Know Better than That!
FEBRUARY 27--Peter Parker’s (Spider Man) uncle Ben said, "With great power comes great responsibility." The more we are aware of God, His standards, and our inability to live up to them, the more responsibility we bear for our lives. It’s neither comfortable nor popular to take an honest look, but when we do, God’s grace becomes even sweeter!
- In what ways would you admit thta you have been/are a hypocrite?
- What would it look like for you to be more authentic with your life?
- Are there any “labels” that you have trusted to define your identity?
- Describe the excuses you give for not facing the sin in your life.
1. Oblivious to the Obvious
FEBRUARY 20--The road to God is supposed to be obvious. But in reality for many the path seems anything but clear and is in fact far from safe! Our choices can create a fog that hides the danger of the path we are taking. God wants to not only clear the fog but set our lives on a path that leads straight back to Him.
- How have you witnessed a sin-induced fog in your life?
- Have you ever experienced the progression of sin in your life?
- Where have you swapped the eternal for the temporary?
- How do you respond to the idea of God’s wrath against sin?