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God Never Said That | God Will Not Give You More Than You Can Handle

by Jason Hardy on May 08, 2022

Life Group Study Guide: Loved what you heard on Sunday? Want to go deeper? The life group study guide will help you unpack what you heard on Sunday, while diving deeper into God's word.

Connect:

  • What are some bumper-sticker theology sayings that you have often heard? (Examples: God just wants you to be happy! Let go, let God!)

Dig Deeper:  

Read 2 Corinthians 1:3-11

  • What stands out to you from this passage of scripture? Give the Holy Spirit a moment to lead you to specific thoughts, words, or phrases. What insight, questions, or observations do you have? Write them down, and as a group try to answer them.
  • Do you think the Apostle Paul would agree with the statement, “God will not give you more than you can handle?”
  • How does Paul describe God in relation to his suffering?
  • What theological truths is Paul trying to pass on to the Corinthians from the lessons he learned from his own season of suffering?
  • What role did the Church play in Paul’s season of suffering?

Making it Personal:

  • What would you tell a young believer that was experiencing a season of suffering, and questioning why God would allow it?
  • Have you ever experienced a trail that felt like it was more than you could handle? What helped you find comfort in that season?
  • Why do you think Christians are drawn towards bumper-sticker theology? Short gimmicky sayings that are often not really true?
  • Rather than offering a pithy word of comfort to those in our lives that are experiencing a trail, what might be a better way to offer love, encouragement, and comfort?
  • On Sunday, Pastor Jason gave us three reasons why God will allow us to experience more than we can handle. Review those three reasons. Which one have you experienced recently?

  • How has God’s word encouraged you personally, through this study, or through Sunday’s sermon?

Tags: faith, jesus, god, trust, hope, grace, strength, temptation, bumper-sticker theology

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