Remember the story of Job from the Old Testament? He lost it all, his children, his wealth, his health, reputation, his happiness. He was caught in a storm of pain. Perhaps you are caught in a storm of pain.
Job believed there is a God, but he questioned God’s goodness. You may question more than God’s goodness. You may question God’s existence. You may be skeptical of religious faith, thinking it is blind or unreasonable.
Is there a God and is he Good? is a three-part presentation available on YouTube, making a case for the existence of God and showing that God is present in the storm. Each presentation is approximately 35 minutes long. The parts build on each other, the evidence for God accumulating from one part to the next.
Click here for a three-page PDF study guide for Is there a God and is he Good? Grab some food watch the presentations with a couple of friends. Then work through the study guide, checking the facts. What is the best explanation for the facts?
Part 1 – Evidence from the Universe
The Old Testament makes three astonishing claims about creation. Do those claims hold up against images / photographs of the universe and earth? What does that imply about the New Testament?
Part 2 – Evidence from History
The New Testament claims that Jesus died on a cross and rose from the dead. Do historians and critical New Testament scholars agree with those claims?
Part 3 –The Puzzle of Pain
How can the Creator be good when there is so much pain, suffering, and death in the world? How can I cope with pain?
God answered Job from the storm! From the album “This & That – A Little Bit of Everything” this video is scrolling playback of a song based on Job38:1[i].
Want to change that? Invite some struggling friends to watch the presentations with you. Serve food and work through the study guide together, checking the facts. Here’s a 30 second promo you can download from Google Drive to start the conversation.
You can get print (PDF) and/or digital (MusicXML™) sheet music for The Falling of the Rain.
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(MusicXML™ is the standard open format for sharing digital sheet music. Check the help files in your music notation app for directions on importing MusicXML™ files.)
[i] Job 38:1 NIV: “Then the Lord answered Job out of the storm.”