Can I Know God Personally?

Big Idea: YES!

Icebreaker: What are your plans for Thanksgiving? Anybody doing anything special or the same as every year?

Key Scripture:

Romans 3:9-24; 15:7; 2 Corinthians 5:21; John 3:16; 8:36; 1 John 1:9; Jeremiah 31:33-34; Acts 1:8; 2:38,42; 10:34; 16:31

Discussion Questions: 

  1. Read Romans 3:23. Is this verse encouraging or discouraging to you? Explain...
  2. Read Romans 3:24. Why do you think Paul put verse 23 & 24 together? How important is it that we understand our standing before God so that we can pursue knowing Him personally?
  3. What things do you do to get to know a person? Can you do those same things with God? What keeps you from getting to know God?
  4. Read Jeremiah 31:33-34. What stands out to you in these verses? How important is the ending 'For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more' in developing a relationship with God? Why is it important? 
  5. What things do you need to do this week to improve your relationship with God?


Heavenly Father, thank You for wanting a personal relationship with each one of us. Help us to desire to know You more and to learn to draw nearer to You. In Jesus' name, amen.