- Describe God with the first word that comes to mind. Good or bad (Go around the room to make sure everyone answers the question).
- Now close your eyes and picture God in your mind. What do you see?
- Of all the words and descriptions that you have heard, which one do you agree with the most? Which one do you have the hardest time believing?
- Read Psalm 102:1-11. The writer of this Psalm is clearly dealing with some issues and he talks about the shortness of human life. But this is a common response of people who are dealing with issues that they feel they cannot handle. Why do you believe that people are so quick to talk about death in the midst of trouble?
- Read Psalm 102:12-24. The tone of the writer changes here. Nothing about his situation has changed, yet his outlook on it has. How has it changed? Why do you think his view of the situation is different now?
- Read Psalm 102:25-28. The writer finishes the Psalm off by reminding his audience, himself, and us that God is unchanging. The theological term for unchanging is immutability. Based on the entire Psalm that we just read, why is it important for us to remember that God never changes? How does it compare to James 1:17?
- Read Hebrews 1:10-12. Now read Hebrews 13:8. What does this say about Jesus’s identity?
- What situation in your life feels most like it’s out of control? What are you doing to deal with the problem?
- Is it hard to believe that God is unchanging when it seems like everything and everyone around you is changing all of the time?
- Do you find your relationship with God to be inconsistent right now? How can we pray for you?