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Questions for Reflection/Discussion:
1. What are some of the things that distract you most in life (obligations, fun things, challenges, technology, etc)? How do these things affect your relationship with God and your ability to feel His presence?
2. After hearing bad news, have you ever asked the question “where is God”? How have you answered this previously? How might you answer this question now (different? same?)?
3. What were some of the things that made God’s temple special in the Old Testament? What did the temple allow the God’s people to do? Read John 1:14. What was so special about Jesus “dwelling” among us.
4. Share a time or experience where you prayed for, or longed for, Jesus’ presence to be physically in your life (to talk to, learn from, lean on, etc). Read John 16:5-7. How does these verses make you feel? Do you believe what Jesus says? Why does it feel hard to believe this at times?