1. Sometimes we find ourselves surprised by the fact that we don't see and can't know everything. Have you ever had a moment where you drew conclusions or acted on information that was incomplete? How did that turn out?
2. As human beings we can get so focused on our wants and needs that we think that God's not doing what He's supposed to be doing if it's not checking items off of our lists. What does it say about God when it doesn't look like He's living up to our expectations? What does it say about us?
3. How would you describe God's 'master plan'? What does it include, and what does it leave out? Do you know people who call themselves Christians who would disagree with your perspective?
4. It says in Ephesians 1:10 that the mystery of God's will is "to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ". How much bigger do you think God's picture is compared to your picture of what He has going on?
5. If the church is to be a representation of God's kingdom here on earth what kinds of things might need to change or start happening if we're going to really reflect the masterplan?