Immensity

Village Discussion Guide

LAST WEEK

PRACTICE: " See a need and meet it.” In our practice last week, we asked God to open our eyes to see who He wants us to love well.

1 John 4:19

“We love because he first loved us.”

  • What did you experience? What did you learn?

  • When was it easy or hard to practice this?

  • How was God’s love for YOU revealed to you?

  • What did you use (or could you use next time) as a reminder? (ie. bracelet, ring, written “X” on your wrist, note card,etc...)


THIS WEEK

PRACTICE: “Stop and look up.

Breathe in: You are God

Breath out: I am not.”

Read: Step outside and look up at the stars, look at the landscape as you drive around, spring flowers and leaves budding from trees that looked absolutely dead just weeks ago, the eyelashes on a sleeping baby. Let these evoke wonder as you interact with the extraordinary in the midst of the ordinary.
God is beyond our understanding. He is and always was. He is in all things. He is both intimate and vast.

John 1:1-2

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”

Hebrews 1:3

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,”


Discussion

Consider: When is your God too small? Worry, fear, pride are all indicators.

When you feel worried… your god is too small

When you’re fearful...your god is too small

When I’m full of pride...your god is too small

  1. When do you make God small in your mind?

  2. Has there ever been a time when God overwhelmed you with his immensity? (READ: Isaiah 6:1-8)

  3. What are practices we can do to remind ourselves and one another about the immensity of God?


This Weeks PRACTICE

“Stop and look up.

Breathe in: You are God

Breath out: I am not.”

CJ Casciotta