God’s Not Dead – Group Lesson

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Bottom Line

We want the students to understand what they believe and to know that the God of the Bible is God!

Scripture Reference

Colossians 1:15-17 (NASB), Revelation 4:11 (NASB), ROMANS 1:20 (NASB), Hebrews 11:1-3 (NASB), John 1:1

Overview

We are often faced with adversity and challenged because of our beliefs. The issues of “Does God Exist” often come up in discussions of creation vs evolution, morality, good vs evil, and relativism. It is vital for us to understand what we believe and why we hold the belief in God.

Create meaningful conversation. Adjust questions as needed, and don’t feel like you need to answer all of them.

Suggested activity

(Disclaimer the upper high school students may not get into the activity as much, so if you want to skip it and just have the conversations then please feel free to do so)

Spilt the group in half and hold a mock debate.  One side debate that God exists and the other side debate God that does not exist; give each side 3 minutes to formulate their argument, allow each group to present their arguments for a total of 7 minutes for both teams. Then allow each team a 1 minute rebuttal.

Potential Arguments

Against God:

  •       Evolution-The Big Bang Theory
  •       Who Created God?

Pro God:

  •       God’s Creation and the Big Bang Theory go together
  •       Intelligent design
  •       Pascal Wager

Show a video clip of “God’s Not Dead” or use this lesson as a discussion after you watch the whole movie.

Afterward discuss

  • The importance of understanding what you believe.

A)     Why does being able to tell your story matter? (Read I Peter 3:15)

B)     Why do you need more than just your story?

 

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Jason has been serving full-time in the local church since 1993. He has served everything from small churches to mega-churches. He is a graduate of Auburn University and Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his family currently serve as Minister to Students at Roswell United Methodist Church in Roswell, GA. He has a passion for teaching and training volunteers, equipping parents of students and cheering on his Auburn Tigers!

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