Because 2022 – Week 2

Message Recap: In week two of our Because series Pastor Bret takes a look at creation and how that points to Creator. What should our response be to that Creator? 

Opening Questions

  • Why does God want us to worship Him?
  • Why might some say God wants us to worship Him because He is egotistical?

Read and Respond

Romans 1:20 CSB

20 For his invisible attributes, that is, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what he has made. As a result, people are without excuse.

  • What is Paul saying about the creation we can see?
  • What about God’s creation intrigues you?
  • What are some ways creation points to a creator? 
  • Why does Paul say people are without excuse?
  • What are ways you can see God’s eternal power in the things he has made?

Psalm 19:1-3

1 The heavens declare the glory of God,

and the expanse proclaims the work of his hands.

2 Day after day they pour out speech;

night after night they communicate knowledge.

3 There is no speech; there are no words;

their voice is not heard.

  • What is David saying about the heavens?
  • What about space intrigues you?
  • How do the clouds, stars, sunsets, sunrises, moon, and sun proclaim the work of God?
  • Why might people look at all of God’s creation and still struggle with the idea of a Creator?

Exodus 33:18-23

18 Then Moses said, “Please, let me see your glory.”

19 He [God] said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim the name ‘the Lord’ before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” 20 But he added, “You cannot see my face, for humans cannot see me and live.” 21 The Lord said, “Here is a place near me. You are to stand on the rock, 22 and when my glory passes by, I will put you in the crevice of the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by. 23 Then I will take my hand away, and you will see my back, but my face will not be seen.”

  • Why did Moses want to see the glory of God?
  • What does glory mean?
  • Why can’t people look God in the face and live when His glory is on display?
  • In light of the first two passages we read, what does this teach us about God’s character?
  • Why might it be egotistical on our part to say that God is egotistical?

Challenge Questions

  • When it comes to worship, what are some ways you may have neglected, made light of, or not respected God’s glory?
  • What can you do this week to remember and put God’s glory on display in your worship?

Closing Prayer (TACOS)

Thanksgiving- Thank God for specific things He has made.

Adoration- Picture God, in all His glory, passing by Moses on the mountain. What words come to mind? Pray those things out loud

Confession- Confess those times that you haven’t taken the worship of God seriously. Ask for forgiveness.

Others- Pray for someone you know that is struggling with believing in God. Ask for an opportunity this week to have a spiritual conversation with them.

Self- What is something you need from the Lord this week? Ask Him about it now.