Chris makes an interesting point: If the Bible is full of examples of supernatural events — in both the Old and New Testaments, mind you — why aren’t people seeing more of them today? Is it possible they are happening and most people are oblivious to them? What changes when people start to acknowledge and recognize the supernatural in their life? Suddenly, one’s faith might begin to be more dynamic as they embrace the renewing of their mind.
That said, if discussing the supernatural is a new or uncomfortable topic, don’t get defensive and deny what you can’t understand or blindly accept any claim of the supernatural. Keep your brain engaged. Get curious. Pray for fresh perspective. Read the Bible and look for examples of supernatural experiences and events and look for common themes. Our North American culture is not structured around the unexplainable, and so it can be a significant shift in thinking. It takes patience and practice.
THIS WEEK’S RESOURCE: Finger of God Movie
- Have you, or someone in your immediate circle, had a cleanly supernatural experience like those seen in the film?
- How does your heart respond to the idea that miracles are still happening, your “gut reaction?” How about your mind?
- Which “sign” from this film is the easiest for you to accept (if any)? Which is the hardest to accept? Why?
- If miracles like healing are real, and are available, how would that affect your day to day life?
- Have you ever prayed fervently for a miracle, say for a loved one to be healed, but were let down? How has this experience affected your relationship with God?
THIS WEEK’S WORSHIP MUSIC:
“Great Are You Lord” by Casting Crowns
“What A Beautiful Name” by Hillsong
“This I Believe (The Creed)” by Hillsong
- Movie: Finger of God 2
- Article: “All Christian Ministry is Supernatural” by William Farley
- Article: “How every Christian can be naturally supernatural” by Mike Pilavachi