Is Knowing God Enough?

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

Day Two Romans 1:21-23

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

21 Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused. 22 Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools. 23 And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles. – Romans 1:21-23 (NLT)

Discover: Use the Discover section of your Recalibrate journal to write down your answers to the following observation and interpretation questions.
1. What does humanity do even though we know God (verses 21 and 23)?
2. What happens as a result of these actions (verses 21-22)?
3. What kinds of idols did people worship then and do we worship today (verse 23)?

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:
“The question that Romans 1 presents for us is not, ‘Is God out there?’ but rather, 'How will we respond to the God who is there?'” – J.D. Greear

For Families with Kids at Home:
Worship is the act of pointing our admiration and affection towards something. Oftentimes, we can point it towards something or someone else, instead of pointing it towards God. Ask your kids, “What are some things in your life that you love and value? Is there anything that is taking the top spot in your life instead of God? What are ways we can make sure God has the top spot in our lives?”

*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.