07: God’s Special People – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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“He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” (Micah 6:8).   [Thought questions for God’s Special People May 15, 2013] 1. Destructive judgment. Why were the prophets so distressed about the … [Click to read more …]

06: Eager to Forgive – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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“‘But I, with a song of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. Salvation comes from the Lord’” (Jonah 2:9, NIV). [Thought questions for Eager to Forgive May 8, 2013] 1. The poetry of Jonah. Is the entire book of Jonah or just the song he writes from the belly … [Click to read more …]

05 Seek the Lord and Live! – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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“Seek good and not evil, that you may live; and thus may the Lord God of hosts be with you, just as you have said!”(Amos 5:14, NASB). [Thought questions for Seek the Lord and Live! May 1, 2013] 1. Making evil appear good and good evil. How was it possible for Israel to stumble in … [Click to read more …]

04: Lord of All Nations – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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“A Lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken! Who can but prophesy?” (Amos 3:8, NKJV) [Thought questions for Lord of All Nations April 24, 2013] 1. Can’t help but prophesy! If you lived in the hillsides of old as Amos did, how would you feel hearing a lion roaring loudly nearby? What did … [Click to read more …]

03: A Holy and Just God – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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“…mighty are those who obey His command. The day of the Lord is great; it is dreadful. Who can endure it?” Joel 2:11 NIV [Thought questions for A Holy and Just God April 17, 2013] 1. Tragedy can make us sensitive to God. When two horrible explosions blew up at the finish line for the Boston … [Click to read more …]

02: Love and Judgment: God’s Dilemma – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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“But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always” (Hosea 12:6, NIV) [Thought questions for Love and Judgment: God’s Dilemma April 10, 2013] 1. The senseless doves. Does it seem fair for God to compare his wayward Old Testament children to ignorant doves? Is God exaggerating when … [Click to read more …]

01: Spiritual Adultery (Hosea) – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for Spiritual Adultery (Hosea) April 3, 1013] 1. A real life parable. According to Hosea 1:1-3, whose idea was it for Hosea to marry Gomer? How did God explain to Hosea why he should marry an adulterous woman? Why did God choose such an unusual way to demonstrate His love for His people? Does … [Click to read more …]

13: Creation, Again – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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“But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.” 2 Peter 3:13 NIV [Thought questions for Creation, Again March 27, 2013] 1. Creation continues forever. Have you ever longed for the new heaven and earth that Peter talks about in 2 Peter … [Click to read more …]

12: Creation and the Gospel – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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“For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive” (1 Corinthians 15:22, NIV). [Thought questions for Creation and the Gospel March 20, 2013] 1. All in Christ. If only God hadn’t made Adam and Eve free to sin. Wouldn’t it be a better world if we were not even tempted to … [Click to read more …]

11: Sabbath: A Gift from Eden – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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“For the Son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath day.” Matthew 12:8 [Thought questions for Sabbath: A Gift From Eden March 13, 2013] 1. The creation of the Sabbath. What was the final work of Creation Week? Why did God take the time to set aside one 24-hour day after everything that He … [Click to read more …]