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Studying on the Grass

God's Purposes

What is God’s purpose for making the world the way he did?
Why does God allow bad things to happen?
What in the world is God trying to do,
and what is our role?

These questions trouble people.

  • Agnostics argue that we can’t find answers to these questions.

  • Atheists argue that a good God wouldn’t allow bad things to happen, so there can’t really be a God.

  • Some believers argue that God is so far beyond us that we can’t understand His ways.

  • Some Christians even think we shouldn’t try to answer these questions – that it’s not our place to ask what God is trying to do.


The Bible gives us a different way of looking at it.

  • Jesus told us He would send us the Spirit of truth to guide us to the truth (John 16:13-15).

  • Jesus also told us to love God with “all your mind” as well as all your heart and soul (Matt. 22:37; Mark 12:30; Luke 10:27).

  • After the resurrection, Jesus “opened their minds” to understand the Scriptures (Luke 24:45).

  • Paul urges us to have the mind of Christ (Phil. 2:5; 1 Cor. 2:16).

  • Paul also urges us to be transformed by the renewing of our minds (Rom. 12:2).

God has given us minds to explore His purposes, which He has revealed to us clearly enough that we don’t need to be afraid of tough questions.  He has shown us the way to understand His purposes.  The evidence is in His Word, His work in the world, and the insights He has given to his people.


We must earnestly use the minds God has given us.  Please join me in a deep dive into:

God’s Purposes:
What in the World is God Doing?

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