Where Can We Go to Find the Answers to Life? – Lesson One

Where Can We Go to Find the Answers to Life?

Lesson One

What Are Some Common Questions We Have?

What’s life all about?
Where can I go to find absolute truth?
Why am I here?
Is there a meaningful purpose for me in life?
How does one know what is right and what is wrong?
What will happen to me when I die?

What are some ways people use to try to find the answers to these questions?

Following our own thoughts and ideas
Reading books and literature
Taking advice and suggestions from others
Trusting what science and nature has to offer

The typical result of following such advice is, we don’t know what direction to take. 

We need some clear directions.

We need to discover the truth!!

Two Life-Changing Suggestions
1. Believing that God has communicated to us in the Holy Scriptures.

The expression “Thus says the Lord” is used 424 times in the Bible. When a true prophet spoke those words, it was with all the authority of God Himself.

1 Thessalonians 2:13
And for this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received from us the word of God’s message, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.

2. Believing that knowing God personally is the key to finding the answers to life.

Jeremiah 9:23-24
Thus says the Lord, “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord who exercises lovingkindness, justice, and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things, “declares the Lord.

If there is a God trying to communicate with us, then we should be interested in finding out what He has to say.  Here are a few things the Bible promises:

◆ eternal life to anyone who comes to God on His terms.
◆ strength to face trials on a daily basis.
◆ joy on earth and forever in heaven.

There is another option that some people have followed:
Believing there is no God!!  But God has spoken about this option.

Psalm 14:1
The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.”

To help lay a foundation, what are some facts about God?

He is all powerful
He created us in His image
He is in control of His universe
He knows all about you
He is everywhere present
He is holy

God is all powerful

Jeremiah 32:27
“Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for Me?”

Matthew 19:26
And looking upon them He said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

He created us in His image

Genesis 1:26-27
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness… And God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

He is in control of the universe

Isaiah 46:9-10
…For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me, Declaring the end from the beginning And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, ‘My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure.’

He knows all about you

Psalm 139:1-4
O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar… And are intimately acquainted with all my ways. Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O Lord, You know it all.

He is everywhere present

Psalm 139:7-8
Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend to heaven, You art there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You art there.

He is holy

Leviticus 19:2
“Speak to all the congregation of the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.

Isaiah 6:1-3
In the year of King Uzziah’s death, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted… Seraphim stood above Him… And one called out to another and said, “Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of hosts, The whole earth is full of His glory.”

Some Other Attributes of God

Self-existent Righteous True Long-suffering
Eternal Faithful Just Merciful
Perfect Spirit Light Unchangeable
Wise Infinite


Since God has revealed Himself in the Holy Scriptures, to get better acquainted with God, one needs to get to know them.