What we are learning:
A natural part of owning and growing in our faith is wrestling with questions. These aren’t the kind of questions we can just ask Siri; We have to go to God with these questions because only He is big enough to answer them. This August we received over 150 questions our middle school students would ask God and in this series we are going to tackle some of those exact questions from a Biblical perspective.
Starting a conversation:
1) If you could ask God anything, what would you ask Him?
2) Where do you do when you have questions or doubts about God or your faith? (Encourage your students that they can be honest with you about any doubts and that you’d love to help them as they wrestle with questions of faith.)
Week 1: iDoubt (Nov 11/12)
• STUDENT QUESTIONS: Is it ok to doubt God? / Is doubting the Bible wrong?
• Main Scripture: Matthew 14:24-25 & 28-33; 1 Chronicles 29:11; 2 Tim 3:16
• Main Point: God isn’t scared of our questions; He is bigger than them.
Week 2: iPray (Nov 18/19)
• STUDENT QUESTIONS: I don’t feel anything when I talk to God, how do I get
an answer from God? / Does God always answer our prayers?
• Main Scripture: Psalm 13:1-2, 5-6, Deuteronomy 31:6, Matthew 7:7-11
• Main Points: (1) We will not always feel God but He is always there.
(2) When we can’t see God’s answer, we can trust God’s heart.
Week 3: iSin (Nov 25/26) THANKSGIVING WEEKEND –
• STUDENT QUESTIONS: Why didn’t you stop Adam and Eve from eating the
fruit off the tree? / How can God love me when I make so many mistakes?
• Main Point: God’s love for us is unconditional.
• Main Scripture: Gen 2:15-17 & 3:6-7 & 21-23
Week 4: iHurt (Dec 2/3)
• STUDENT QUESTION: If God loves us, why does He make me go through all this pain?
• Main Scripture: Colossians 1:19-22 & Romans 8:28
• Main Point: (1) Jesus chose to suffer pain because He chose to save us.
(2) God can bring good even out of the worst situations.