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Christianity Today / 2009 / Word Document

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Format: Word Document
Vendor: Christianity Today
Publication Date: 2009
Availability: In Stock
Series: Christian Living Bible Study

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When we go to God in our suffering, it reveals that we are indeed his children.


Overview


As a child cries out to a parent when in pain or need, so we turn to our heavenly Father when suffering invades our lives. That turning to God, says Tim Stafford, is strong evidence that we belong to God. More than measured fruitfulness or other self-administered tests of faith, the longing cry of our spirit to our Father, Abba, marks us as children of God.


Table of Contents


SCRIPTURE: Psalm 50:15; Proverbs 18:10; Nahum 1:7; Matthew 26:14 16; Matthew 26:50 56; Matthew 26:69 75; Matthew 27:1 5; Mark 14:32 36; Luke 24:33 36; John 10:11 18, 25 30; John 21:15 19; Romans 8:9 17; Galatians 4:1 7



LEADER'S GUIDE


    The Issue


Sample questions:


What is your normal reaction to God during times of suffering or need?


Can you recall a time when a crisis caused you to turn away from God for a time? Why?



    The Scriptures


Sample Scriptures:


Romans 8:9 17: According to Paul, what does crying Abba say about us?


What role does the Holy Spirit play in our desire to turn to God as our heavenly Father when we hurt? (See Romans 8:14 16 and Galatians 4:6).



    The Application


Sample application questions:


How can we avoid coming to God with an attitude of bargaining or demanding his help?


What do you think is the basic difference between a Christian turning to God for help and a nonbeliever who cries out to God in an emergency?



    Recommended Resources


ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY


    A God Named Abba, by Tim Stafford (1989)


You have permission to make up to 1,000 copies for use in your local church.


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