Message Date: 09-Apr-11
Pastor: Bob Coy
Message Title: Let God Be God

Scriptures: Habakkuk 3:1-19, James 1:2-4, Matt.11:28-30, Job 38:1,36, 39:13-18, Ex.14:1ff

Recommended Launch Question(s): Are you able to find joy in trials and tribulations? If so, how do you do that?

Recommended Guiding Question(s): What was the last major trial God brought into your life that overwhelmed you? How did you handle it? What did you learn by this experience?

In your mind, what is the difference between joy and happiness? Why do think God encourages us to have joy instead of happiness?

Were you ever bothered by something? What was that thing? Were your able to get over that, or is it still a problem for you?

What account in the Bible makes you think God is not as compassionate as you think you would be in that same situation?

Tell us about a funeral or memorial service you attended for a Christian that was an up-lifting time.

Can you think of a situation that by the World’s viewpoint seemed out of control, but you could see God’s hand in it?

Recommended Summary Question(s): Pastor Bob said there are certain things we don’t understand about God. He said we should leave those things alone and not spend time trying to understand. To you, why did he give us that advice?

Recommended Application Question(s): What are some experiences you can recall when you did not let God be God, but took things into your own hands? How would you do things differently now?