Discussion Questions
1) What issue did the Israelites have in their thinking about their relationship with God following their exile? How did God reassure them of his faithfulness to them, and his commitment to keep his promise (v. 6)?
2) What did God say explicitly of himself to the remnant that returned to Jerusalem? What does the word immutable mean? What is the main implication of this for the children of Israel (v. 6b)?
3) Because God does not change, what does he exhort his people to do (v. 7)? What does the history of Israel reveal about their inability to keep their word to the Lord (v. 7)?
4) Why is it important to recognize that God’s immutability is not merely an abstract idea but a living principle that every disciple must embrace and practice? Explain.
5) “Because God does not change, I need to really…

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"It strikes me when the Bible says that the heaven of heavens cannot contain him, and yet, he can be born, he can allow himself to be one of us . . . ." Rev. Dr. Don L. Davis
 
Join us in watching the video and sharing your thoughts on these discussion questions.
 
1) Solomon began his prayer at the Temple dedication with an affirmation of God’s covenant faithfulness, and the fulfillment of his promise to David (cf. vv. 22-25). How did Solomon describe God’s uniqueness as a covenant-keeping God (see vv. 22-23)?

2) How does Solomon describe God’s faithfulness to David, i.e., how does the building of the Temple represent a promise kept to David (v. 24)?  What does Solomon ask the Lord to continue to do regarding his covenant promise to David…
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"Not only will he keep me for the rest of my life and time, he will keep me for the rest of his existence." Rev. Dr. Don L. Davis

Take the time to listen to Dr. Davis's message on The Eternity of God. Then come back and spend a moment sharing your thoughts.
 
1) Explain the significance of God being “our dwelling place in all generations” Ps. 90.1. How does this help us understand the correlation between our being made in the image of God, and God being eternal in his being?
2) How does Moses reflect on the status of God even “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world” (Ps. 90.2a)?  Explain the phrase “from everlasting to everlasting you are God” (Ps. 90.2b).
3) How does Moses describe human being, our “return to dust” (Ps. 90.3)?  How…
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Discussion Questions

1) Explain the testimony God gave regarding his people in Ps. 50.7. What role did sacrifices play in their relationship to God—what did God think of them (v. 8)? Why wouldn’t God accept any of their bulls or goats (v. 9)?
2) What statement does God make about “every beast of the forest” and “the cattle on a thousand hills,” v. 10? What does he say about all birds and all that moves in the field (v. 11)? What does God say about his “hunger” and to whom he would go, being found in that condition (v. 12)?
3) Summarize God’s command to his people in light of his supreme authority and power as God (cf. vv. 14). What does he promise to those who acknowledge his supremacy (v. 15)?
4) Why should we be wary of any view of God that makes him weak or in need of defense, help, or counsel? How can we better…

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"Worship him who has no beginning and who has no need for anything; who gives life to all." Rev. Dr. Don L. Davis
 
Check out the video, and share your thoughts on Dr. Davis's pondersome discussion questions.
 
1) What do you believe was Moses’ motivation in asking God of his name (Exod. 3.13)? Why is knowing God’s name so important in representing him before others?
2) How does God define himself in Exod. 3.14?  What are some implications of God’s self-declared name as “I Am Who I Am?”  Define the meaning of “the self-existence of God.” What does that suggest about his need for things outside of himself?
3) Why is it important to know that the “I Am” is precisely the same God as the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Exod. 3.15)?  Why is his acknowledgment that…
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Discussion Questions

1) What final instructions did Paul give the Corinthians in 2 Cor. 13.11-13? Why do you think he emphasized the themes of unity and peace with the Corinthians? How might our own unity help prepare us to reflect on the unity of Godhead?
2) How do you see the ways in which Paul described the members of the Godhead: the grace of Jesus, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit (v.14)? What should we make of this summary of the members of the Trinity and their focus?
3) The doctrine of the Trinity is built on three concepts: unity, diversity, and equality. Summarize each concept and explain how it helps us understand God’s nature as both one and triune.
4) What roles should mystery and humility play in understanding the doctrine of the Trinity? Why must we acknowledge the limits of…

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"Genuine worship offered to the Father must correspond both to his nature and to the truth." Rev. Dr. Don L. Davis
 
We have so much good stuff for you today. Check out chapter 3 of A. W. Tozer's classic, The Knowledge of the Holy. Then check out Dr. Davis's message on John 4.19-24. After all of that, come back here and share your thoughts on these discussion questions. We can't wait to hear from you!
 
1) How did the Samaritan woman pose the question (John 4.19-21) regarding where Samaritans and Jews say we should worship?  How did Jesus answer her, and what are the implications of his answer on those who would argue where we worship is the central factor in approaching God?
2) How did Jesus contrast the Samaritan view versus the Jewish view of where we ought to worship (cf. vv.…
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"This God, who makes the sun rise up every day, wants us to seek him and to know him." Rev. Dr. Don L. Davis
 
Don't just blow by this like it's another cute animal video. Watch the message, and then dig deeper with these questions, forged by the mind of Dr. Davis.
 
1) How does God reveal his immensity and splendor in Isaiah 40.12?  What has the Lord measured and marked off, and what does Isaiah say about what God has weighed? In contrast, who has measured the Spirit of the Lord, or shown him his counsel (v.13)?
2) What are the implications of knowing that no one has ever given counsel to the Lord, or "taught him the path of justice, and taught him knowledge, and showed him the way of understanding”, v. 14?  What does this suggest about our ability to comprehend him…
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