Have you ever heard a seemingly unbelievable promise (like from a sales person — or a relative) that turned out to be true?
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Are you the kind of person who struggles to see the positive in things — or do you have a generally positive outlook? Why do you think this is?
Can you see any ways that our own experiences in life might affect our ability to trust God? Explain your answer.
To summarise today’s tutorial, what is one of the basis’ we have for believing that God’s good plan will work?
What hope for the future does God promise to those who are willing to ask His forgiveness and follow His teachings?
What can you take away from today’s tutorial and discussion? How could this affect the way you view suffering and evil — and even your difficult experiences in this life?
Thanks again God for the way you have preserved the Bible in history. It’s mind-blowing to think that it’s possible 2000 years after Jesus, to verify that the predictions of his life were written before he came along, and that the fulfillments that happened are also reliably recorded in history. You gifted us another layer of evidences to encourage us that our faith in you is not misplaced. You have also demonstrated to us that you do indeed stand outside of the plan — so when you say you know the future, we have reason to believe this. Thank you is all we can say. You are so gracious to us, helping our faith.