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1. Life is Hard

  • Scripture Reference: 1 Peter 4:12-13, 1 Peter 5:10-11
  • Leader Notes
    • Even with Jesus, life can often be difficult. Jesus acknowledges that fact, but also promises that he has overcome the world.
    • Many of us experience extreme difficulties, but God is not a God who wastes our suffering.
  • Questions for Reflection
    • What does it look like to follow a God we don’t understand?

2. God is Good

  • Scripture Reference: 1 John 4:18, Philippians 2:5-8
  • Leader Notes
    • The primary purpose of Jesus coming was to show how to live a life for God’s glory.
    • God is incapable of doing anything that is not for your highest good, if you allow him to use the circumstances of our lives for his glory.
  • Questions for Reflection
    • Talk about a situation where God has chastened you, where you have been humbled or held back from what you wanted, and how you dealt with it.

3. Glory is Coming

  • Scripture Reference: 2 Corinthians 4:17, Romans 8:18, Acts 20:24
  • Leader Notes
    • Glory is coming, and on that day you’ll look back at the circumstances of your life and realize what God was doing.
    • Whatever your cup is, God wants to use it for His glory.
  • Questions for reflection
    • If God is incapable of doing anything that’s not for your highest good, how do you deal with life when things aren’t going very well?