The Ridge Church
Is There A God?
December 8 - Sunday Morning Bible Study Outline
Locations & Times
  • The Ridge Church
    7350 Old Hwy 13, Carbondale, IL 62901, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 9:00 AM
The Point

God has given us ways to know He exists.
The Bible Meets Life

We live in an age when belief in God is often no longer assumed or even valued. Many believe that all our advances mean we no longer need a god and our scientific knowledge has disproved the reality of God. Other people see that same scientific knowledge as pointing to the existence of an Intelligent Designer. The Bible presumes but never explains the existence of God, and it points us to those things that affirm the reality of an intelligent, personal Creator.
The Setting

Written across 1,000 years from the time of Moses (fifteenth century BC) to the postexilic period (fifth century BC), the Psalms served as the praise book for Israel. David wrote approximately half the psalms, but other writers included Moses and Solomon. Forty-eight psalms list no author. The passages for this session argue for the existence of God in different ways. Psalm 19 focuses on God’s general revelation through nature, while Psalm 111 emphasizes special revelation through His Word.
Growing up, what did your family teach you about God?
What in nature generates a sense of awe in your life and points you to God?

What are the key images in these verses, and what do they communicate?
How have you found the Bible to be trustworthy?

What have you learned about God through Scripture?
How would you describe a God-fearing person?

What do you consider the strongest evidence for the existence of God? Why?

What personal habits or behaviors demonstrate to others that you believe God is real?
Live It Out

Helen Keller famously said to Phillips Brooks about God, “I always knew He was there, but I didn’t know His name.” God is in all places at all times, and He has revealed Himself through creation—but most importantly, in His Word. How will you acknowledge the existence and presence of God?

Take a walk. Get outside and observe nature around you. Gaze up at the night sky. Consider how all that you see points to God. Give God the glory for His creation.

Read the Word. Commit to regular reading of God’s Word. As you read and learn more about God and His ways, commit to live out the truths you discover.

Have a conversation. Discuss with someone why you’re convinced God exists. Explain what He has revealed to you through the created order and through His Word.
Many people in our culture challenge the existence of God and don’t trust His Word. That’s the reason God needs us to explain His message of love, mercy, and grace to the world.