Sunday, November 5, 2017

The Unseen World

We provide questions each week based on the theme of our service for our Micro Groups to use. If you're not in a Verve Micro Group, feel free to use them on your own.

This week we started a new series called Stranger Things and talked about "The Unseen World". If you missed it, you can listen to it here.

  1. What is your all-time favorite TV show or movie about the existence of an "unseen world"? Why do you like it?
  2. Do you believe in an unseen world? What makes it easy, or hard, for you to believe in it?
  3. Why do you think people struggle to believe in an unseen spiritual world today?
  4. Have you had a time when you felt like your circumstances were directly related to what was happening in the unseen world? If so, tell us about it.
  5. Jesus said of Satan in John 10:10, "The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy."
    • How does it make you feel to know you have an enemy named Satan who is trying to steal, kill, and destroy you and what's truly important in your life?
  6. The Bible says, in Ephesians 6:12, "For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places." 
    • What are some things you feel like you've had to fight against throughout your life?
    • Is it possible that your fight has actually been against unseen spiritual enemies who are seeking to distract you from God or derail your spiritual life? Can you think of any evidence to suggest that might be the case
  7. The Bible says, of Satan, in 2 Corinthians 4:4, "The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers."
    • Can you share about someone you feel like has been blinded to truth about God?
  8. Where do you feel the tension of the battle between the "kingdom of light" and the "kingdom of darkness"?
  9. Read Ephesians 6:13-18.
    • Which piece(s) of the armor of God do you feel like you have on?
    • Which piece(s) do you need to put on? 
  10. Weekly Check In Question:  What could we be praying for you this week? (Is this there something good we could celebrate with you, or a challenge you need God's help with?)