Science asks how we got here, but God tells us why: Middle School Small Groups 11.20.16

What we're talking about

Have you ever had someone try to convince you that God doesn’t exist? Chances are they probably used science as part of their case against God. When it comes to questions of science and the existence of God, this argument seems to come up a lot. People tend to use the how of science to try and disprove the Who of God. And if arguments like that leave you feeling really confused, don’t worry, you’re not alone! The truth is, questions of how can be really hard to understand when you take the Who out of the equation. The Who is crucial to our understanding of the how because factoring in the Who not only helps us understand how things were created but it also helps us understand why things were created. The book of Genesis—the very beginning of the Bible—tells us so much about the Who, the how, and the why of creation. And as we look back to it this week, we’ll come away with a better understanding of not only how we were created, but also why were created.

Questions for Conversation

  • In the last week, what's one thing you learned in science class, or saw in your daily life, that could remind us about how amazing and creative God is?
  • When the Bible was being written, why do you think God didn't include every scientific detail about how He made the world?
  • If the point of the Bible isn't to tell us how the world was made, what is the point?
  • Why is it important to know we're made "in the image of God"?