God Reveals Himself

Series: Recalibrate | Week 2: Don't Bow to the Counterfeit

Day One Romans 1:18-20

Pray: Invite God into your time and ask Him to speak to you, then read the passage.

18 But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness. 19 They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. 20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. – Romans 1:18-20 (NLT)

Discover: Use the Discover section of your Recalibrate journal to write down your answers to the following observation and interpretation questions.
1. Why is God angry? How do you think God’s anger is different from human anger?
2. In what ways has God revealed truth about Himself to all people?
3. How does creation take away humanity’s excuses for not knowing God?

Respond: Use the Respond section of your Recalibrate journal to answer the following application prompts.
1. What does this passage teach me about God?
2. How does this aspect of His character change my view of self and others?
3. What should I do in response and when?

For Further Reading:
Can God be known simply through nature? Receiving the Revelation

For Families with Kids at Home:
Paul states that we can see God’s invisible qualities through His creation. For younger kids, ask them what their favorite “creation” is - whether it’s an animal from the zoo, or the ocean, or their favorite tree! Talk about what quality they love the most about their favorite creation and how that reflects a characteristic of God.

For older kids or teens, ask them if there’s anything in creation that creates a sense of wonder in them - whether it's the vastness of space or the smallest atom. Have a discussion about how that relates to a quality of God.

*If you don't have a Recalibrate journal, you can use any journal available to you to write down your responses.
**TPCC does not necessarily endorse all For Further Reading/Learning sources. They are simply meant to be a helpful tool.