01: Spiritual Adultery (Hosea) – Thought Starters
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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
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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
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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 …]

10: Stewardship and the Environment – Thought Starters
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“Then God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish or the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.’” Genesis 1:28 NKJV [Thought questions for Stewardship and the Environment March 6, … [Click to read more …]

09: Marriage: A Gift from Eden – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for Marriage: A gift from Eden February 27, 2013] 1. Marriage in Eden. Can you imagine a more ideal setting for a young couple to establish their home than the Garden of Eden? Where did the floral arrangements come from? Who presided over the wedding ceremony? Who pronounced Adam and Eve husband and … [Click to read more …]

08: Jesus, Provider and Sustainer – Thought Starters
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“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 (NIV) [Thought questions for Jesus, Provider and Sustainer February 20, 2013] 1. Constantly sustaining. Which is the greater miracle—creating the earth and the cosmos and all its substance or keeping it going? What about the … [Click to read more …]

07: Through a Glass, Darkly – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for Through a Glass, Darkly Feburary 13, 2013] 1. Nature belongs to God. Have you ever turned your TV on to a nature program only to be sickened by the scenes of a lion conquering a deer and ripping it to death? Or of insects calmly devoring their mating partner after their own … [Click to read more …]

06: Creation and the Fall – Thoughts Starters
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[Thought questions for Creation and the Fall February 6, 2013] 1. Enmity from God. Why did God put enmity between the woman and the snake in the Garden of Eden? (Gen 3:15). How is that sense of hostility carried out even to this day? Why does the Bible refer to the devil as a snake or serpent throughout Scripture? … [Click to read more …]

05: Creation and Morality – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for Creation and Morality January 30, 2013] 1. Depending on the Creator. What was God’s intention when He created mankind? Did He have a grand plan or did He just want to create a pleasant and invigorating environment for His new friends through eternity? Why do you think God laid down a firm rule about not eating … [Click to read more …]