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Session 4

How do I know God really cares about me?

Read: 2 Peter 1:3-8, Philippians 2:12-16, 1 Corinthians 3:7-9

It is amazing to consider how big God is. He created the universe, set our whole world into motion, and orchestrated the perfect plan to redeem mankind. God is big and unimaginably powerful.

But sometimes, it’s difficult to believe that God — being so big and powerful — would choose to love us individually. How could the person who created the world and saves humanity have time to care about you and me?

God is not finite like we are. He never runs out of time or energy. He is never too busy or distracted to spend time with His kids. He is an all-powerful creator and a loving Father. He cares about the big and the small aspects of our lives, and He loves each and every one of us on a deep and personal level. He loves us so much He invites us to be a part of His work on earth (Philippians 2:13).

Instead of leaving us to our own devices, God allows us to work alongside Him, enabling us to share His promises with others (2 Peter 1:4). Every promise we read in the Bible requires some participation on our part. Sometimes, our part is to believe and pray. But almost always, our part will require us to live differently.

This is going to take faith — faith that as we act in accordance with what God says, He will do what He promises to do. As we act in faith and follow where God leads, we become [His] fellow workers, carrying out His plan for our lives and watching Him do incredible things in others (1 Corinthians 3:9).

Reflect:

  • Do you consider God a close, personal Father or a distant creator? Why?
  • Why do you think it matters that God invites us to work alongside Him to share the Gospel?
  • What’s one way that participating in God’s work has taught you to trust in His promises?

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