Within the human heart there is a notion of someone or something greater than our self.
God has put eternity into our hearts.
Because of this notion, there should be a greater longing to discover spiritual things.
I am fiercely pursuing spiritual things
(ultimate truth, certain hope, perfect love)
Follow Up Questions to the Message:
9/10 people express believing that some sort of spiritual reality exists. Do you think that statement is true of the people you know? Why or why not? What do most people you know feel about God/spiritual things?
God has put eternity into our hearts. (Ecclesiastes 3:11)
Have you had life experiences that stirred up the idea of eternity within you? What things in life have pointed you toward him?
Read through the Act 17:16-31 again. Imagine you were a citizen in Athens hearing Paul say these things. What would you be thinking? How would you react/respond?
The people of Athens were distracted and pulled away from the one true God by the many religious temples, false gods and idols that they worshipped. What things tend to distract you and pull you away? How strongly are they affecting you?
I am fiercely pursuing spiritual things. Would you agree with this statement? Would you describe your pursuit of spiritual things (ultimate truth, certain hope, perfect love) as “fierce”? If not, what word would best describe your pursuit of the spiritual?